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NYPD officer suspended without pay after an 'apparent chokehold incident' in Queens

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A New York police officer has been suspended without pay after an "apparent chokehold incident" at a beach in Queens.
 
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The NYPD releases body-camera footage after an officer is suspended over the use of an apparent chokehold on a black man.

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A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council members voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. Freddie Joyner has more.

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