New York police officer suspended after apparent chokehold incident caught on video
A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him putting a Black man in a chokehold during an arrest.
The New York Police Department banned the use of chokeholds in 1993.
But the death of George Floyd after a police officer knelt on his neck while detaining him in Minneapolis on May 25 has put police tactics and methods in the spotlight again.
"After a swift investigation by the Internal Affairs Bureau, a police officer involved in a disturbing apparent chokehold incident in Queens has been suspended without pay", New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a tweet on Sunday bit.ly/2B0W0vA.
“While a full investigation is still underway, there is no question in my mind that this immediate action is necessary”, Shea said.
22 June 2020