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NYPD officer suspended following "disturbing apparent chokehold incident"

June 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A New York City police officer has been suspended without pay after he was captured on video in what the police commissioner called a "disturbing apparent chokehold incident."

A New York City police officer has been suspended without pay after he was captured on video in what the police commissioner called a "disturbing apparent chokehold incident. "

What the video shows: The video shows several officers arresting a man, with one officer appearing to put him in a chokehold.

How things escalated: Body camera footage released by the NYPD shows three men in exchanges with police, sometimes in conversation, other times name-calling and taunting.

At one point, a man who eventually was taken into custody approaches the officers and taunts them, saying: “I’ll throw sh*t in your face. ”

The body camera video shows an officer eventually remove his arm from the man’s neck.

“He’s choking him,” bystanders can be heard saying, even as police are walking the man to their vehicle.

The aftermath: The man, whose name has not been released, suffered a laceration and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the police source.

Wallace was instrumental in calling for the auto racing company to ban the display of the Confederate flag at its events.

Earlier tonight, police deployed rubber bullets and pepper spray on a group of protesters in Compton, southern Los Angeles County.

One demonstrator told CNN police had taunted protesters, which prompted a confrontation.

She said she beckoned the protesters to return, but one stayed near the police -- which is when officers began firing the rubber bullets.

A noose was found in the garage stall of black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on Sunday, the auto racing company announced in a statement.

"I was proud of the efforts by NASCAR, so hats off to them," Wallace told CNN.

Police in Richmond, Virginia declared an unlawful assembly tonight after protesters attempted to pull down a statue of Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart with a rope.

No arrests were made and no injuries were reported after police dispersed protesters, Virginia State Police Public Relations Manager Corinne Gellar said.

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, protesters and some city leaders have started removing Confederate statues across the United States, which they say are racist symbols of America's dark legacy of slavery.

Over the weekend, protesters toppled a statue of Albert Pike, a senior officer of the Confederate States Army, in Washington DC.

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