PSD order investigation into viral police beating video

Jordan

Published: 2018-03-21 12:56

Last Updated: 2018-03-21 14:13


A snippet from the viral video. (Roya)
A snippet from the viral video. (Roya)
Roya News Source

Director of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) Fadel Hmoud ordered an investigation into a video of a police officer beating a man in his car.

In a statement released by the media department of the PSD, Hmoud ordered the police to conduct an investigation to verify the video’s credibility. Legal action will be taken if the incident proved to be true.

The video of the fight between a Jordanian man and the traffic police officer went viral on social media on Tuesday. In the video, the officer slapped the driver while he was still seated in his car and attempted to pull him out forcefully.

The video does not show the beginning of the confrontation, therefore what prompted the fight is still unknown.

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