NYPD Training Official: Garner Officer Used Banned Chokehold
The practice has been banned since the 1990s because of its potential for lethality.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department official in charge of training recruits said Tuesday that the restraint technique an officer used on Eric Garner five years ago, leading to his death, “meets the definition” of a chokehold, a practice banned since the 1990s because of its potential for lethality. Cell phone video of the July 2014 confrontation shows Garner coughing after Officer Daniel Pantaleo wrapped an arm around his neck — an…