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US scales back use of chokeholds by law enforcement – like the kind that killed George Floyd

A mural of George Floyd, who was murdered by ex-cop, Derek Chauvin.



The US Justice Department on Tuesday stated it was curbing the FBI and different federal law enforcement businesses from utilizing chokeholds to restrain suspects or executing no-knock warrants at peoples’ houses earlier than getting into.

“Building trust and confidence between law enforcement and the public we serve is central to our mission at the Justice Department,” stated Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“The limitations implemented today on the use of ‘chokeholds,’ ‘carotid restraints’ and ‘no-knock’ warrants, combined with our recent expansion of body-worn cameras to DOJ’s federal agents, are among the important steps the department is taking to improve law enforcement safety and accountability.”

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Police techniques involving the use of chokeholds or “carotid restraints” and no-knock warrants have each develop into flash factors throughout the nation amid requires reforms to handle systematic racism in policing in opposition to the Black group.

In June, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22-1/2 years in jail, for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. The chilling homicide was caught on video, as Floyd repeatedly cried out “I can’t breath.”

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Meanwhile in Louisville, Kentucky, police shot and killed Breonna Taylor after executing a no-knock warrant.

Under the division’s new coverage, chokeholds shall be prohibited by federal law enforcement except lethal drive is allowed.

The use of no-knock warrants may also be scaled back, and in instances the place they’re wanted, federal brokers shall be required to hunt approval from senior division officers earlier than utilizing the tactic.


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