Rochester Police Department officer suspended for choking handcuffed suspect

ROCHESTER. N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Rochester Police officer has been suspended after an East Avenue fight.

Chief Michael Ciminelli says body cam footage shows the officer choking a person in handcuffs.


The body cam footage has been turned over to the FBI for further investigation.


The officer is suspended with pay.


Watch the press conference below:

This is the third RPD officer to be suspended this week. Two officers were suspended Thursday following an incident on Northampton Street. Click here for more information. 

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