SA sides with officer slapping civilian: “What cops have to deal with”

SA sides with officer slapping civilian: “What cops have to deal with”

- A startling video revealed a confrontation between a police officer and a drunk man at a bar

- The man bites the cop's finger, who then retaliates by slapping the drunk man

- Things soon got more heated as both men drew their weapons and the cop was backed into a corner

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A controversial video is doing the rounds on social media.

It reveals how a police officer gets involved in a terrible confrontation with a drunk man at a bar.

The video was shared by Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) via Twitter and included the following caption:

"As we mark #NationalPoliceDay WATCH what cops have to deal with. Video as received."

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The footage shows the cop and drunkard getting involved in a heated exchange when the man bites the officer's finger.

The cop loses his cool and slaps the drunk man, who then pulls out a knife. The officer is understandably startled and draws his firearm.

A stand-off ensues and the other patrons at the bar seemingly support the drunk man, with the cop being intimidated and exits the establishment.

The explosive footage went viral and invoked many strong reactions.

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Simzz (@simzzjo) empathised with the cop:

"People forget cops deal with crazy ish more often than we realise."

_mfana.wasebhayi (@ntombela041) joked,

"This is why I hate white people but that slap was for our ancestors."

Luke (@__Lu_k_e) felt there's more to the story than meets the eye:

"What is the full story? Respect is earned, not enforced."

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