Discipline recommended for officers in East Village taser incident

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/30/2020, 9:33 a.m.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is recommending discipline in an early May incident in the East Village where, in video that ...
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NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is recommending discipline in an early May incident in the East Village where, in video that surfaced on social media, an officer charged at bystanders on a Manhattan street with a taser in his hand.

"The internal investigation is recommending discipline for several members of the Department involved in the incident," Shea said in a statement Friday. "Charges are expected as early as next week."

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