A New York police officer was suspended Sunday after a video posted online shows him performing a choke hold on a black man.
This socket called chokehold in English has been banned by the New York Police Department since 1993.
“After a quick Home Office investigation, a police officer implicated in a disturbing incident in Queens has been suspended without pay,” New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a tweet on Sunday.
“While a full investigation is still ongoing, there is no doubt in my mind that this immediate action is needed,” he added.
Video posted online showed numerous police officers holding the man on his stomach during his arrest.
One of the officers appeared to have his arm wrapped around the man’s neck, according to widely circulated footage.
The man was hospitalized on Sunday evening, NBC News reported, but his life is no longer in danger.