A Hong Kong police officer from the traffic division is exposed by a home security camera of slapping and shouting at his 6-year-old son.
The viral video showed the man calling repeatedly his son “much rubbish than a piece of trash” before kicking and slapping the boy repeatedly with a pair of slippers while the child cried.
It was reported by local media Ming Pao that the video was filmed on January 13 and the boy was being taken to Queen Mary Hospital for an examination.
The video was posted online by a netizen claiming to be the woman’s friend. The man in the video was later identified by netizens as a police officer in the traffic division. According to the posts, the couple is currently in the process of obtaining a divorce.
The video was widely shared by netizens this week resulting in response by a police spokesman saying that the case had been referred to the Child Abuse Investigation Unit for Hong Kong Island.