Traffic cop faces claim that he kicked a vehicle

A traffic policeman appears to have lost his temper when a motorist failed to stop. After chasing the fleeing car, the officer located it stopped and then began to kick the vehicle, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The policeman, 36, is being held on an allegation of abuse of authority and damage.

Agents said that the motorist was accompanied by a woman and a 2-year-old who began to cry at the activities of the traffic policemen. The officer sought to stop the vehicle because the driver did not have a marchamo or road tax sticker and the date was Jan. 1.

Agents detained the officer Tuesday at 6 a.m. when he reported for work in Santa Ana.

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