This is the shocking moment a traffic officer body slams a mother holding a child in her arms in the middle of a public street in eastern China.
It is reported that the mother and the police official had been in an argument over illegal parking issues in the city of Shanghai.
The footage has since been shared on Chinese social media and has caused an outcry online. People have accused the police officer of abusing his powers and causing harm to the young child.
A woman in fuchsia top was carrying her daughter while confronting to a policeman in China (left). Soon, she got body slammed by the police and fell onto the pavement (right)
Video, posted by People’s Daily Online, shows a woman having an argument with a traffic policeman whilst carrying a young girl in her left arm. Another officer is also present.
She can be seen pushing the officer a few times next to a police car.
The policeman responded by body slamming her onto the ground.
The toddler girl cried out loud as she fell with her mother, hitting the pavement.
The incident is said to have happened at 10:30am local time today in Songjiang district in Shanghai, eastern China.
A propaganda department officer from Songjiang Police Bureau told the Beijing Times that the woman was not happy when she was issued a fine for illegal parking.
The mother and her toddler girl lied on the ground as another policeman came out from the car to join his colleague (left and right)
The woman (left) and her daughter were taken to the hospital later and the policeman (right) is now being suspended until further notice
‘She was confronting the officer and pushed him two to three times,’ said the officer.
The mother and the girl were taken to the hospital for inspection.
Songjiang police also issued an official statement confirming the incident and will look into the matter for investigation.
The police officers are now suspended until further notice.
The 53-second clip had caused an outcry on Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social media site, this morning.
Web users criticised the officer’s physical assault on slamming the mother and girl onto the ground.
‘Given that she pushed the policeman at first place, there is really no need to body slam a woman, who was carrying her child in her arms, onto the ground, right?’ questioned ‘zhangwy_891’.
‘Baobaomi’ and a few other web users worried of the young girl as ‘the children is innocent and should not be involved in this’.
But there are some who believed that policeman had done a good job in handling illegal parking.
‘She thinks it’s fine to use her daughter as a shield, so she can push the policeman by force? This should teach her a lesson!’ wrote ‘qiannindeshou’.
‘Illegal parking has to be punished! I support the policeman, for justice!’ said another web user ‘qiutiandehu’.