This US police department is the latest to review the use of chokeholds and temporarily ban them
- The LAPD is the latest department to ban the Carotid Restraint Control Hold, which cuts off blood supply and can cause a victim to lose consciousness.
- Several other departments have banned the hold after protests across the country.
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The Los Angeles Police Department is the latest to review the use of chokeholds by officers and announced a temporary ban on the Carotid Restraint Control Hold on Monday.
Police Commission President Eileen Decker and LAPD Chief Michael Moore "agreed to an immediate moratorium on the training and use of the Carotid Restraint Control Hold until such time that the Board of Police Commissioners can conduct a detailed review," according to a statement from the LAPD.
The move comes two weeks after George Floyd died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes even as he became unresponsive in Minneapolis.
Several departments across the country have banned or called for the ban of chokeholds, Insider previously reported.
Massive, predominantly peaceful protests demanding police reform are on their 14th day. Demonstrators across the country chanted, "I can't breathe," a reference to the last words of Floyd.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has also called for a statewide ban on "carotid holds," on Friday. Those holds are "a technique that cuts off blood supply and can cause a victim to lose consciousness." Over a dozen police agencies in southern California already banned the technique.
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