Two police officers suspended from service for using force against protesters in New York

Two police officers in New York are temporarily suspended from service for using force against protesters, the NBC television channel reported citing a statement by the city’s police chief.

Two police officers suspended from service for using force against protesters in New York

As the channel notes, we are talking about two different incidents that were filmed on video. In the first case, a police officer pushed a woman who, as a result, fell to the ground. In the second, the policeman tore off the mask from the demonstrator and sprayed pepper spray in his face.

The New York City Police Chief said that both employees were temporarily suspended without the right to keep a salary, they could face a disciplinary action.

A wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the United States after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd. A video appeared on the Internet in which the police handcuffed Floyd, knocked down and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee. Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe, then calms down. He died in intensive care. After the riots started, four policemen were fired, and one of them was accused of negligence.

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