BROOKLYN, NY (VINnews) – An NYPD officer has been placed on modified duty after a video circulating on social media shows him drive by demonstrators on Classon Ave in Brooklyn and opened passenger side door into a protester.
According to a statement released Tuesday by Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
“As I’ve pledged to do, I want to share additional information regarding a troubling incident involving a member of the department related to demonstration activity that the NYPD is actively investigating,” Shea said in the statement.
“As part of our obligation to provide accountability when officers fail to reflect the high standards we set, the NYPD is taking action regarding an episode in recent days that raises serious concerns,” he said.
The incident happened on May 29 when “the door of an unmarked NYPD vehicle was opened on a street in Brooklyn, striking a protestor,” the statement said.
There are other matters that we are actively investigating and we will continue to be transparent as the process continues.The Police commissioner said.
The NY Post says that Cops on modified duty are typically stripped of their guns and shields and reassigned.
Police car just drove by demonstrators on Classon Ave in Brooklyn — some of whom had been throwing cement — and opened passenger side door into a protester. pic.twitter.com/vd8Lq60TXC
— Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs (@NickAtNews) May 30, 2020