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NYPD Investigation Recommends Charges Against Officers In Viral Social Distancing Arrest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - An NYPD internal investigation is recommending charges against officers involved in a social distancing arrest.

The arrest happened earlier this month on the Lower East Side and was caught on camera.

An officer was seen hitting a man and knocking him to the ground during the arrest.

Charges could be announced as early as next week.


Officer Francisco Garcia was placed on modified duty following the arrest.

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