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Trump Suggests Limiting Chokeholds by Police

Trump Suggests Limiting Chokeholds by Police
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Friday, 12 June 2020 03:33 PM

President Donald Trump says he’d like to see an end to the police use of chokeholds, except in limited circumstances.

Trump made the comments in an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Friday.

Trump said he doesn’t like chokeholds and thinks that “generally speaking” the practice “should be ended.”

But Trump also talked at length about a scenario in which a police officer is alone and fighting one-on-one and might need to use the tactic.

The White House has been working to craft an executive order on policing in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody, which has sparked protests across the nation and around the world demanding justice and racial equality.

Congress also has been working to craft legislation in response.

Several jurisdictions have been working with the idea of a ban on the potentially lethal police tactic. 

Indeed, law enforcement agencies have begun banning carotid restraint of suspects after the gruesome death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. 

Minneapolis is among them. The policy change resulted from an agreement with the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which had started a civil rights investigation after Floyd died; an officer knelt on his neck. 

Likewise, fifteen San Diego-area law enforcement agencies recently announced their officers will be banned from using the controversial chokehold, the Times of San Diego reported.

The method calls for pressing down on the carotid arteries on both sides of the neck to knock out the suspect.

According to Newsweek, several police forces in the United States require the technique only be used if an officer is under attack or if deadly force would be authorized.

Carlsbad, Calif., Police Chief Neil Gallucci, whose department is one of those which has announced they are banning the use of neck restraints, said using body weight with a knee on a suspect's neck is "inconsistent with any training provided to members" of his agency, NBCSanDiego.com reported.

Roxana Kennedy, chief of Chula Vista, Calif., police is also banning the restraint in the wake of Floyd's death, the news outlet reported. And San Diego Chief of Police David Nisleit announced he’s following suit, the NBC affiliate reported.

Newsmax's Cathy Burke and Tauren Dyson contributed to this report.

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