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New Law to Ban Chokehold Use by Police in Missouri

Missouri police officers would be prohibited from using chokeholds to subdue crime suspects under a sweeping package of law enforcement reforms that were expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday.

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Permitting Police to Use Chokeholds for Self-Defense

While working on the policy, law enforcement officials decided to ask legislators to amend the chokehold ban to make it clear that police can use chokeholds to defend themselves in life-and-death situations.

Biden to Push Police Reform in Next Week's Congressional Address

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would ban chokeholds, require that deadly force only be used as a last resort in arrests, and effectively end qualified immunity.

Former Buffalo Officer Vindicated in 15-Year-Old Incident Where She Intervened in Use of Force

Cariol Horne, a former Buffalo police officer, was fired, faced departmental charges and left without a pension after the 2006 incident

Biden Backs Police Reform Bill Banning Chokeholds and Ending Qualified Immunity

The bill would ban all neck restraints, including chokeholds and the kind used on Floyd as well as no-knock warrants in drug cases. It would also end the application of the doctrine of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.

Ohio Agencies Must Classify Chokeholds as Deadly Force to be Certified by State

The guidelines aren’t mandatory, though they’ll now be part of a series of standards Ohio law-enforcement agencies must abide by to become voluntarily certified by the state.

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