2 NYPD Officers Suspended Without Pay In Shoving, Pepper Spray Incidents

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June 05, 2020 - 8:40 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Two NYPD officers have been suspended following a pair "troubling" incidents caught on video during this week's protests over the death of George Floyd, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Friday.

In a statement, Shea said an officer seen on video pushing a woman to the ground last Friday in Brooklyn has been suspended without pay following an investigation. A supervisor who was on the scene will also be transferred.

Okay since everyone is asking what exactly happened: so we were protesting at pacific street and then the police started hurdling towards us and pushing us forward at the same time they were pushing protesters to the sidewalk but the officer in the video didn’t seem to give a single fuck pushes this poor girl so freaking hard ending up hitting her head hard on the ground, she started saying that she might have a concussion and was feeling really dizzy and said that she has a history with seizures, after that we put her on the side and gave her some water and crackers and then everyone left but me and my friends we wanted to make sure she’s totally fine and able to stand up until out of nowhere she was looking at me and had a seizure, while I was holding her on the staircase I was yelling on the top my lungs MEDIC MEDIC they ended up coming after 5 min of calling and that was it. #blacklivesmatter #nypd #cnn #policebrutality #georgefloyd #nycprotest #nycprotests #nyc #brooklyn #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter✊-- #ftp #solidarity #barclayscenter #protest #violence #america #thisisamerica #brooklynprotest #cuomo @cnn @nycmayor @nygovcuomo @nypd @nypdtips @dounyazayer

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Another officer who was seen on video pulling down a protester's mask and pepper spraying him in the face has also been suspended without pay.

Shea said the cases have been referred to the Department Advocate for disciplinary action.
The commissioner called the incidents "disturbing," saying they "run counter to the principles of NYPD training, as well as our mission of public safety."

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"The actions by these officers stand apart from the restrained work of the thousands of other officers who have worked tirelessly to protect those who are peacefully protesting and keep all New Yorkers safe," Shea said. 

Other incidents are also under investigation and Shea promised transparency during the disciplinary process.

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