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NYPD Orders New Training in Use of Force

July 23, 2014  | 

Every New York Police Department officer will be retrained in the use of force following the death of a Staten Island man after an officer subdued him with an apparent chokehold, Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The "top-to-bottom" retraining of nation's largest police force, with 35,000 officers, is an undertaking that could take years, Mr. Bratton said.

Thursday's death of 43-year-old Eric Garner raised new questions from elected officials and civil-rights leaders about police brutality. The NYPD prohibits the use of chokeholds.

Mr. Bratton said the retraining will largely be modeled after that of the Los Angeles Police Department, which changed its practices in the aftermath of police-brutality incidents.

Comments (5)

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claywatson @ 7/24/2014 1:53 AM

All less-lethals crowding the toolbelt -- electronic, chemical, projectile, baton -- and even canine have *possibility* of death. WTF don't they just use common sense and comply?

Ray @ 7/24/2014 7:08 AM

Damn pigs. The officer will probably get a medal. When incidents like this happen, and they do hourly, the officer needs to be immediately terminated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

claywatson @ 7/24/2014 10:18 AM

One news account says 350# father of six with *31 arrests*. Surely by number 32, he'd know the drill.

Ray @ 7/24/2014 11:55 AM

Yep.....he was selling untaxed cigarettes. I guess if you take money from the government, you deserve the death penalty (sarc).

Just because you have 31 arrests doesn't mean you should be murdered by a government-run gang of out of control thugs. This is clear police brutality. If you cannot subdue the suspect without resorting to lethal force, just let him go and get him later.....he was just selling illegal cigarettes for god sakes, he wasn't an imminent threat to the public.

claywatson @ 7/25/2014 10:20 AM

I concede your points, Ray.

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