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Several police departments nationwide have banned the use of deadly neck restraint technique

Several police departments nationwide have banned the use of deadly neck restraint technique

CLOSEAt least six major police departments have banned the restraint technique that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used when he killed George Floyd last week.A few opted to change their policies in recent days and others invoked the bans years ago, as the nation’s attention increasingly focuses on the controversial policy of cutting off oxygen to persons under arrest or restraint.Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds until he died after repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe.”The San Diego Police Department is one of the first to ban the use of the restraint technique as protests against police brutality gather across the nation.The specific restraint technique is called a carotid restraint in which an officer applies pressure to vascular veins in order to temporarily cut off blood flow to the brain, rendering the person unconscious. The carotid technique is different than a chokehold, in which pressure is put on the front of the neck and throat, cutting off air.Many of the police departments in major cities have the technique banned, while others classify the technique as a deadly force.A department reacts: Florida police officer put on leave after pinning black man to the ground with kneeHere are some of the law enforcement agencies around the country that have taken a stand against the practice:San DiegoSan Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and local elected officials made a statement on Monday declaring that SDPD would immediately stop using carotid restraints as a use-of-force procedure.The statement was made during a discussion about SDPD’s restraint protocols in light of recent protests against police brutality.”We are watching the hurt and pain so many people are expressing after the tragic death of George Floyd and are committed to taking new actions to make sure something like this doesn’t happen in San Diego,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said.SarasotaA video surfaced on Monday of a Sarasota police officer kneeling on a man’s back and neck while he was arrested in May.Police Chief Bernadette DiPino condemned the tactic and placed the officer on administrative leave. “While it appears the officer eventually moves his leg to the individual’s back, this tactic is not taught, used or advocated by our agency,” SPD said in an emailed statement. New York CityThe NYPD banned chokeholds in 1993 after a large number of people dying while being apprehended or in police custody. In July of 2014, Eric Garner died while NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped an arm around his neck, obstructing Garner’s ability to breathe.ChicagoThe Chicago Police Department implemented a new policy in February which classifies “carotid artery restraints” as a deadly force technique.”Choke holds are dangerous,” Lori Lightfoot said while running for mayor. “They should be prohibited pure and simple.”Los AngelesThe Los Angeles Police Department forbids the chokehold but has used it for years as a part of standard procedure. Officers are allowed to use it in circumstances that call for deadly force.In May 1982, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates banned the bar-arm chokehold after a 24-year-old black motorist sued in an effort to forbid the move.MinneapolisThe Minneapolis Police Department’s policy manual on use-of-force permits the use of the chokehold.Police officers in Minneapolis have rendered 44 people unconscious with the neck restraint since the beginning of 2015, according to NBC News. During this time, Minneapolis police have used the neck restraints at least 237 times. According to NBC News, the data shows that three-fifths of those subjected to neck restraints and rendered unconscious were black.Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/06/02/police-departments-nationwide-ban-use-deadly-neck-restraint/3125464001/Find New & Used CarsNew CarsUsed CarsofPowered by Cars.com
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