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2 NYPD officers suspended without pay after incidents with protesters, Shea says

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 21:31:19-04

NEW YORK CITY — Two NYPD officers were suspended without pay following incidents with protesters, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Friday.

In one incident, recorded on May 29, an officer was seen on video pushing a woman to the ground.

The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau concluded its investigation, Shea said, resulting in the officer's suspension. A supervisor who was on the scene will also be transferred as a result of the investigation.

The second incident happened on May 30, when an officer was seen on video pulling down a person's face mask and spraying pepper spray at him.

That officer was also suspended without pay.

Each case was referred to the NYPD's advocate for disciplinary action.

Protests have taken both the city and nation by storm following the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minneapolis.