Law enforcement agencies have reportedly begun banning carotid restraint of suspects after the gruesome death of George Floyd during his May 25 arrest in Minneapolis.
Fifteen San Diego-area law enforcement agencies Wednesday 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.
An NBC News analysis of Minneapolis police records found officers have rendered 44 people unconscious with neck restraints since 2015.
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.
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