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NYPD officer suspended after video appears to show him punching teenager

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Mayor Eric Adams, who is a former official, said, “I was not satisfied with what I saw in the video.”

NYPD officer suspended after video appears to show him punching teenager

A New York City police officer has been fired and an investigation opened. After video showed the officer repeatedly punching a teenage girl. The mayor said Wednesday.

This incident happened around 2:40 PM. Tuesday in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island. When officers observed “a large fight involving many female juveniles.” Julian Phillips, deputy police commissioner for public information, said in a statement.

A girl jumped, and officers intervened, Adams said.

The video shows an officer grabbing the back of a young girl’s jacket and striking the girl. Other youths try to grab hold of the punching girl and drag her away.

Police said as officers were detaining a man. A 14-year-old girl reached for the officer’s handcuffs and hit the officer in the head. And the officer struck the teenager several times with his hand.

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Adams said he has contacted. The chancellor of the city’s Department of Education about the incident.

It happened on school grounds.

Adams said investigators will use officers‘ body-worn cameras and Instagram videos.

“The police commissioner quickly fired the officer involved. And now the Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting a thorough investigation. To determine exactly what happened,” he said.

The New York police officers’ union, the Police Benevolent Association. Did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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