A New York City police watchdog suggested discipline for 65 officers with the New York Police Department accused of misconduct committed during the Black Lives Matter protests.
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board made the recommendations after receiving 750 complaints "relating to the behavior of NYPD officers at the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer," according to a press release.
It has since completed 127 full investigations into the complaints, resulting in 42 substantiated claims of misconduct containing 91 allegations against 65 officers, according to the CCBR release.Advertisement
"After fully investigating over a hundred cases, the CCRB continues its commitment to investigating, and when necessary, prosecuting the officers responsible for committing misconduct against New Yorkers during last year's Black Lives Matter protests," CCRB Chair Fred Davie said in a statement.
"It is important for all misconduct to be taken seriously and all officers who commit misconduct must be held accountable," Davie added.
Last summer, escalated confrontations between protesters and police authorities took place during demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd and other Black people who were killed in police-involved incidents. Police were documented firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds of protesters and journalists.