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A report on police brutality indicates that NYPD officers are using the banned choke hold as a “first act” at alarming rates

chokehold.jpgA troubling report examining 10 cases of police misconduct in New York during which cops used the prohibited chokehold move shows that in 4 of the cases police officers used chokeholds as a “first act” instead of verbal communication against citizens who had only confronted the cops verbally and not physically. The report was issued today by Philip Eure, the city’s first inspector general for the NYPD. The report is following the death of New York citizen Eric Garner who died this summer in Staten Island after a police officer put him in a choke hold. Last December the policeman who killed Garner was not indicted stirring public outrage and rallies against police brutality.

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