NEW YORK — Some police officers will likely be suspended because of their actions during ongoing protests in the city following the death of George Floyd, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Thursday.
He said most officers have acted with “extreme professionalism” and “extreme restraint,” but that the department is reviewing seven incidents. Shea said there could be more to come based on police action during Wednesday night’s protests.
“It’s probably going to result in change of duty status up to suspension, possibly charges,” he said.
No protesters suffered serious injuries, but there were officers who needed to be hospitalized, Shea said.
“Before you start commenting on a six-second video, do a little homework and get the facts,” he said.
Investigations into officer actions are “progressing as fast as possible in the middle of a riot situation,” She said.
There have been more than 500 complaints of police misconduct made to the Civilian Complaint Review Board since the start of the protests in New York.
“I will do my job and I will hold police officers accountable,” Shea said.
PIX11 has reached out to attorneys around the city representingclients arrested during protests for information on possible injuries suffered during arrests.