A New York police officer has been suspended following a chokehold incident caught on video




NEW YORK  A New York police officer who posted a video showing a black man in a chokehold at the time of his arrest was suspended Sunday.


In 1993, the New York Police Department banned the use of tongs.

But on May 25, the death of George Floyd struck police tactics and methods after a police officer stabbed him in the neck while he was being held in Minneapolis.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a tweet on Sunday, "After a rapid investigation by the Bureau of Internal Affairs, a police officer has been suspended without pay for an apparent incident in Queens."

"There is no question in my mind that this immediate action is needed, although a full investigation is still underway," Shea said.

A video posted online shows several officers stomping on the man. The video shows an officer wrapping his arm around the man's neck.

He was hospitalized until late Sunday, according to NBC News

On Thursday, the New York City Council passed a bill that ordered city police forces to clarify and explain its surveillance equipment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the bill would be signed into law.

The law comes amid years of policy changes following Floyd's death, leading to protests against police brutality and racism in the United States and around the world.

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