NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer resigned Wednesday, just one day before he was set to face a hearing for a violent social distancing enforcement arrest.

In May, Francisco Garcia was seen aggressively enforcing social distancing in a video posted to social media. It wasn’t clear from the video what the man did to trigger the officer’s reaction.

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He was placed on administrative duty following the arrest.

Garcia was the subject of complaints in four prior cases, none of which resulted in discipline. A complaint last December that Garcia used offensive, gender-related language was closed because of pending litigation.

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PBA President Patrick Lynch released a statement Wednesday saying in part, “We warned them that sending cops out to enforce their half-baked public health policies would create a backlash. They didn’t listen and now yet another police officer’s career has been cut short by politics.”

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