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Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits

Houston Officials Crack Down on Police Chokeholds, Will Increase Taser-Use Audits
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks during the funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houseon on Tuesday. (AP)

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 03:39 PM

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.”

The sheriff of Harris County, which includes Houston, earlier in the day said his office will immediately implement a new “duty to report” policy for deputies and increase audits of use of tasers and body cameras. Sheriff Ed Gonzales announced the directives in a series of tweets.

Gonzalez said his office already prohibits the use of chokeholds

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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...
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