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New York police officer suspended after apparent chokehold incident caught on video

REUTERS/Idris Solomon

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

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