A Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of using pepper spray on a protester during a rally in Boston against grand jury decisions in several cases in New York City and Missouri has been placed on restricted duty, officials confirm.
State police say the trooper who was shown in the video allegedly using pepper spray will stay on restricted duty during an internal investigation. The trooper's name has not yet been released.
Authorities also say the man who posted the video, 24-year-old Kin Moy, has not yet contacted them and are asking him to do so for the investigation to be thorough.
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Thousands took to the streets of Boston to protest the grand jury's decision to not indict a white New York police officer in the chokehold death of a black man, which came just a week after another grand jury declined to indict another white police officer in the shooting death of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests also happened in other major cities, including New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.