May 22
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At least seven police officers in Los Angeles, California, have been removed from their duties for the unlawful use of force against protesters, CNN reported citing a police statement.

"The Los Angeles Police Department continues to investigate allegations of misconduct, violations of Department policy, and excessive force during the recent civil unrest," police said in a statement. "Seven employees have been assigned to non-field duties due to improper actions during the protests."

And 28 of the currently pending complaints contain allegations of unlawful use of force by police.

Mass protests and riots broke out in many US states after the death of African-American George Floyd. Three police officers handcuffed Floyd, threw him to the ground and apprehended him, and one of them pressed his knee on the man's neck.

All four police officers involved in the detention have been fired and charged.

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