A New York policeman has been without pay for using a ‘chokehold’ on a suspect eight days after it was banned.
The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had banned the use of chokeholds among police officers after the killing of black American George Floyd by a White police man, Derek Chauvin.
In the camera footage, four officers were positioned above 35-year-old Ricky Bellevue to restrain and handcuff him. One of the officers appears to wrap his arm completely around the man’s neck.
The incident took place on Sunday morning at about 8:45 a.m. on the boardwalk along Rockaway Beach in Queens according to reports from law enforcement agents. They say officers responded to the boardwalk after three men were allegedly harassing people and throwing objects at them.