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Man in Vegas Dies in Police Custody After Neck Restraint

ACLU condemns practice, but department says it wasn't a chokehold

(Newser) - A man's death while in police custody on the Las Vegas Strip is making headlines, in part because of an officer's use of a neck restraint. Police say the incident began when the man approached two officers inside the Venetian hotel and casino about 1am Sunday, reports the... More »

Chokeholds Not Rare in the NYPD, Investigation Finds

Review finds physical response often first reaction to 'verbal resistance'

(Newser) - The controversial chokehold used on Eric Garner before his July death isn't the only time the NYPD has relied on the maneuver. A report released today by the police department's inspector general found that in several cases over the past five years, the banned tactic was an officer'... More »

Garner Decision 'Beyond Mystifying'

'NYT': 'Vicious policing' needs to stop

(Newser) - The words "travesty," "outrageous," and "mystifying" feature heavily in editorial columns on a grand jury's decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, despite the fact that the officer was captured on video using a banned chokehold on... More »

NYPD Got 219 Chokehold Complaints in a Year

Official report sees recent rise

(Newser) - In an official report following the chokehold death of Eric Garner , New York police overseers find that complaints about chokeholds are on the rise. The city's police department received 219 such complaints between July 2013 and June 2014, the Wall Street Journal reports. That's the most since 2009,... More »

Man Who Filmed Deadly NYPD Chokehold Arrested

Sharpton says Orta bust creates conflict of interest

(Newser) - Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the NYPD chokehold that killed an unarmed man, was arrested Saturday night for allegedly trying to pass off a stolen gun—and was denounced by the head of the police union. "It is criminals like Mr. Orta who carry illegal firearms who stand... More »

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