NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Two police officers were suspended without pay for misconduct directed at protesters captured on video, the NYPD said Saturday.
In one instance, an officer, seen pushing a woman to the ground on May 29 in Brooklyn, has been suspended without pay. In addition, a supervisor who was on the scene will be transferred.
Another officer in Brooklyn, who was seen on video yanking a person’s mask to use pepper spray on him, also was suspended without pay. That took place on May 30.
Both incidents were referred to the Department Advocate to decide on disciplinary action.
Mayor de Blasio said in a tweet, “New Yorkers deserve accountability. We can’t have trust between police and community without it.”
Other cases are being investigated and the NYPD said they will be “transparent as the process continues.”
2 officers were just suspended without pay for misconduct during protests and a supervisor reassigned. All 3 now face further disciplinary action. More investigations are underway.
New Yorkers deserve accountability. We can’t have trust between police and community without it. pic.twitter.com/TvHF7utkEq
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 6, 2020