An incumbent police officer has been charged with assaulting a taxi driver while driving.

The Dongdaemun Police Station in Seoul announced on the 6th (today) that Inspector A belonging to the 6th battalion of the Seoul National Police Agency was charged with assaulting a driver under the Act on Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes and is investigating.

Inspector A is accused of swearing and assaulting taxi driver B while riding a taxi near a large supermarket in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul at around 10:30 pm on the 4th.

Inspector A was found to have assaulted Mr. B by kicking him on the shoulder and grabbing his chin with his hand.

It is said that Mr. B drove a taxi directly to the police box and reported the crime of Inspector A.

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The police plan to call Inspector A soon to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

A police official said, "There was no trauma to the victim, and the victim did not submit a medical certificate."

(Photo = Yonhap News)