2 Denver Police Officers Suspended For Actions During May Protests

Denver's Department of Public Safety released two separate disciplinary orders for two Denver police officers on Tuesday.

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- Two Denver police officers have been suspended without pay for using excessive force. The punishment is for their actions during last summer's protests for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

You might recall police using pepper spray and tear gas trying to disperse the crowds. Denver police say officer Derek Streeter fired pepper balls three times at people not posing any threats. Another officer, Diego Archuleta, pepper sprayed a woman who was sitting in her car.

The department's internal affairs division says all the incidents were caught on officer body cameras and were, quote, "substantially contrary to the values of the department."