LAPD Officials Agree to Immediate Ban on Training, Use of 'Carotid Restraint Control Hold'

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In a move that follows several around the country and in France, Commission President Eileen Decker and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore have agreed to an immediate moratorium on the training and use of the Carotid Restraint Control Hold until such time that the Board of Police Commissioners can conduct a detailed review.

The New York State Assembly on Monday passed the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act. The act passed both houses of the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated he will sign it into law.

Named for Eric Garner, who was killed in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer, the bill criminalizes the use of chokeholds that result in injury or death. The use of chokeholds by the NYPD had already been banned in 1993.

Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to reform its police department, including a ban on police chokeholds and requiring officers to intervene anytime they see unauthorized use of force.

Additionally, Monday France announced it too will ban the controversial chokehold. 

Interior minister said the method will no longer be taught after outcry over George Floyd’s death in U.S. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that he will sign an executive order that bans chokeholds in the city.

Turner’s announcement Tuesday came during the funeral for George Floyd at a church in Houston, the city where he lived most of his life.

“In this city, you have to give a warning before you shoot,” Turner said. “In this city you have a duty to intervene.”

Associated Press contributed to this story.