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Cop sent to court after injuring man

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A national Police officer allegedly beat up a man in the capital on Thursday last week. Photo: Fresh News

Cop sent to court after injuring man

A national Police officer who allegedly beat up a man in the capital on Thursday was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday for “causing injuries”.

The officer was arrested after police identified him from journalists’ footage of the incident, a senior National Police officer said on Sunday.

“We sent him to court yesterday, and he was charged with causing injuries,” Sok Khemarin, director of the Ministry of Interior’s Department of Penal Police, said.

The incident was caught on journalists’ cameras on Thursday night in Chamkarmon district’s Boeung Keng Kang III commune.

The footage shows four men, two in National Police uniforms, after they purportedly stopped Im Panha under suspicion of riding a stolen motorcycle.

The officer identified as Sun Pisal securely restrains Panha while another officer has him in a choke hold. Pisal then kicks Panha, who is in handcuffs, while berating him.

At the scene, Panha, told reporters and bystanders that he did not steal the motorcycle and pleaded with the officers not take him anywhere until his parents arrived.

“You hurt my hands . . . please help me and please wait for my parents to come. I have done nothing wrong. I do not [consent] to going with you.”

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