Officers in violent arrest to face NYPD disciplinary charges
May 29, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer will face disciplinary charges for a violent arrest during a social distancing enforcement action that ended with him kneeling on a man's back or neck, a technique similar to the one that led to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
Several other officers involved will also face discipline, the department said Friday, after an internal affairs investigation into the caught-on-video confrontation May 2 in Manhattan's East Village. Police did not specify what violations the officers are alleged to have committed.
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