Cop Faces Charges For Kicking Thug Who Died In Chest

Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Alex Cope, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment a motorbike cop kicks a suspected knifeman in the chest allegedly killing the man and leading to the officer’s arrest for homicide.

The incident was filmed in San Cristobal in the eastern Argentine capital Buenos Aires, and footage shows a heavyset man in a red top walking slowly along the roadside with his hands behind his back.

As two cops park their motorbikes and slowly approach the man, one of the officers appears to ask the suspect to show his hands.

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When the man does nothing, the cop kicks him hard in the chest and he falls to the ground and does not move.

At the end of the footage, more officers are seen arriving to the spot and reports said that the suspect was taken to hospital where he died shortly afterwards.

According to local media, the situation started when a bus driver called the police about the presence of a knifeman in the area who was threatening road users.

One of the arresting officers, identified as Ramirez, kicked the suspect in the chest and the unnamed man died shortly after arriving at hospital.

Reports said that Ramirez has since been arrested and could face charges of homicide. The authorities are waiting for the victim’s autopsy results as the internal investigation continues.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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