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Officer who flipped double bird at protesters placed on desk duty

The Chicago police officer who was caught on camera giving protesters the middle finger last week has been stripped of his police powers and reassigned to administrative duties, according to the police department.

According to a police statement, Superintendent David Brown made the decision to place the officer on desk duty for “conduct unbecoming,” after the officer “used a vulgar, offensive gesture directed at a member of the public while on duty and in uniform.”

The Police Department would not name the officer.