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Riverside County Sheriff’s Department suspends the use of chokeholds

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department  suspends the use of chokeholds

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department suspended the use of the Carotid Restraint Control Hold, also known as a chokehold, from training and as a force option effective immediately and until further notice.

A carotid restraint compresses the neck arteries and restricts blood flow to the brain, rendering a person unconscious -commonly referred to as a sleeper hold.  Elected officials are currently looking at a statewide ban while local agencies reconsider their use of the technique.The use of it raised a lot of controversy, most recently in the death of George Floyd. The Los Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Ana police departments have also  suspended it’s use.

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