A police arrest video from Phnom Penh, where an officer places his knee on the suspect’s neck, has drawn sharp criticism from some Cambodians, who are comparing it to the alleged murder of George Floyd by U.S. police officers.
The June 29 video shows the arrest of Vey Longreach, who police claim was an alleged drug trafficker in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district. The video, shot by a bystander, starts with one of the officers placing his knee on the back of Vey Longreach’s neck, despite having restrained the alleged drug offender’s arms.
The video also shows Vey Longreach being kicked by police officers as they attempt to take him away, while also pulling his hair and aggressively pushing him around.
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