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California Bans Police Use of Carotid Restraint Techniques, Chokeholds

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a number of police reform bills that ban chokeholds and carotid restraint techniques and allow the state's Justice Department (DOJ) to probe police shootings.

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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.

Minneapolis Bans Chokeholds, Other Neck Restraints

The agreement also seeks to impose more accountability for the use of crowd-control weapons and increase transparency in police discipline cases.

New Policy Restricts Las Vegas Officers’ Use of Neck Restraints

Las Vegas Metro Police announced today they are further limiting the use of a neck restraint that has proven deadly for it and other law enforcement agencies in the past.

San Francisco Police Commission Votes to Prohibit Shooting at Moving Vehicles

The San Francisco Police Commission approved a use-of-force policy Wednesday that would prohibit the city's police officers from shooting at moving vehicles or using carotid restraints.

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.

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

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

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.

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.

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