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New Jersey seeks to oust officer in George Floyd death reenactment video

Men caught on video mocking the death of George Floyd in New Jersey
Posted at 7:29 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 19:29:54-04

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Department of Corrections has filed removal proceedings against an officer seen in a video with people mocking George Floyd's death as protesters passed by, officials said.

The video from early June shows several men in a yard yelling at protesters who are in the street. One man is seen kneeling on the neck of another man who's lying on the ground.

One of the counter-protesters was identified as a corrections officer and suspended after the incident.

On Thursday, the DOC said it had begun removal proceedings. The union representing corrections officers identified the man as Joseph DeMarco and said it had suspended him from the union.