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Miami-Dade Police Department Bans Chokeholds

Miami-Dade Police Department Bans Chokeholds

“This decision was based on a multiple of factors to include officer and public safety, feedback from policing professionals, members of our community, local leaders and officials,” Ramirez said on Twitter. The director also said he chose to change the policy after speaking with members of the Police Executive Research Forum.

June 12, 2020

New York City Releases 45-Page Report on Police Chokeholds

The 45-page report, released on Monday, follows the death in July of Eric Garner on Staten Island after an arresting officer placed him in a chokehold, a tactic that was banned by the Police Department two decades ago. The report looks at officers’ ongoing use of chokeholds and the department’s handling of such actions.

January 12, 2015

Video: Asthmatic Man Dies After NYPD Officer Uses Chokehold on Him

Lessons Learned from the Rodney King Arrest

Former LAPD Capt. Greg Meyer writes about three factors, including the loss of the carotid control hold, overly aggressive baton training, and the ineffective 7-watt TASERs in use at the time.

March 4, 2011

Tactical and Practical Handcuffing

Patrol handcuffing techniques vary by department policy and individual officer preference. The goal should always be simple and direct: Get the handcuffs on the suspect. However, being prepared with a handcuffing strategy and technique will improve your confidence on the streets.

August 1, 2006

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