Molenbeek police attack: officer triggered by memory of deadly shoot out
Friday, 24 May 2019
Footage of the attack circulated widely on social media
The police officer who attacked an arrested man in Molenbeek has spoken out to explain his actions, saying that he attacked the man because the scene triggered memories from a deadly shoot out.
Footage of a violent attack during an arrest in the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek shows the police officer repeatedly kicking a man in the head during an arrest, even though the detainee is already pinned to the ground by another agent.
The officer, who was briefly detained, has since apologised and is currently under investigation.