Police officer suspended after throwing woman and toddler to the ground
A police officer has been suspended and is pending internal investigation for throwing a woman and a child to the ground while he was writing a ticket for illegal parking in Songjiang District Friday morning.
The woman, who was holding a toddler in her arms, "with no justified reason" pushed the police officer who was writing her a ticket around Jiudu Road and Laifang Road at 10:30am, Shanghai police said in a statement.
Reacting to the woman's "incessant impediment" of law enforcement, the officer failed to ensure the safety of the girl and threw the two to the ground while attempting to gain control of the woman.
Both the woman and the girl were taken to the hospital for a check-up after the incident.
The woman had soft tissue injuries to her face and neck, and the girl had bruises on her arms, police said.
Shanghai police admitted the police officer's "rude" way of enforcing the law was "wrong."
"The police have always upheld discipline in law enforcement and require all police officers to enforce the law in a rational, peaceful, polite and standardized way," the police said in the statement.
Following this incident which "shouldn't have happened", police have vowed to enhance law enforcement education among police officers so as to "increase the overall ability to carry out their duties and better serve the people".