An excessively aggressive police officer who was seen on a video circulating the internet hurting and handcuffing a woman in violent fashion is being charged for inciting the incident and abuse of position.
Officer Tiefenbach from the Bratislava force is being held in custody after an investigation was launched, with other testimonies against his unusual practices also popping up on the internet after the video, filmed by the victim’s daughter, went viral. The Regional Court in Bratislava has ruled to keep Tiefenbach in custody after rejecting his appeal.
Tiefenbach, who is into martial arts, is being charged with abuse of public position and violation of personal freedom and could face between 3 to 8 years behind bars. The courts ruled that after getting the driver to the boot he started shouting vulgarities and infringing on the woman, before getting her neck in a tight arm lock as she screamed for help. The terrified woman and daughter were taken to the police station. The woman is now claiming compensation for her injuries.