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NYPD officer suspended without pay following 'disturbing apparent chokehold incident'

June 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Following a "swift" investigation by the New York Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau, a police officer involved in a "disturbing apparent chokehold incident in Queens" has been suspended without pay, said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

(CNN)Following a "swift" investigation by the New York Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau, a police officer involved in a "disturbing apparent chokehold incident in Queens" has been suspended without pay, according to New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The video shows several officers affecting the arrest of an individual, with one in particular appearing to put him in a chokehold.

A scuffle ensues and the video shows several officers working to arrest the man -- from the view of the body camera you can see an officer eventually remove his arm from the man's neck.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement Sunday that her office is aware of the incident and that an investigation is underway.

CNN has reached out to the Police Benevolence Association, the NYPD's union, and is working to reach the lawyer for the man arrested.

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