WATCH: These 2 videos are why the NYPD suspended 2 officers

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June 05, 2020 - 9:13 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two NYPD officers have been suspended without pay for their "disturbing" actions during the protests, Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Friday night.

In Queens, an officer pulled down a man's face mask at a protest and pepper sprayed him in the face. In addition to the officer's suspension, a supervisor who was at the scene, will be transferred.

In Brooklyn, the other officer threw a woman to the ground at a Brooklyn protest.

Commissioner Shea said the following in a statement:

Over the past week, as I’ve said on multiple occasions, we have seen several troubling incidents involving behavior from members of the department that the NYPD is actively investigating.

"Like all New Yorkers, we are acutely aware of the unique times we are in. While the investigations have to play out, based on the severity of what we saw, it is appropriate and necessary to assure the public that there will be transparency during the disciplinary process.

These incidents ... are disturbing and run counter to the principles of NYPD training, as well as our mission of public safety. The actions by these officers stand apart from the restrained work of the thousands of other officers who have worked tirelessly to protect those who are peacefully protesting and keep all New Yorkers safe."