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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, New York City police officer David Afanador leaves state court in New York following his arraignment. Afanador, 39, was arrested Thursday, June 25, 2020, on charges of strangulation and attempted strangulation over an altercation last weekend on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. The confrontation on the boardwalk came after weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYPD officer charged in swift test of state’s chokehold ban

Jun. 25, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Moving swiftly amid a global furor over police misconduct, New York City prosecutors on Thursday filed criminal charges against a police officer caught on video putting a Black man in what they said was a banned chokehold, causing him to appear to lose consciousness. Officer David Afanador...