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POLICE CONTINUE CHOKEHOLD DESPITE CONCERNS

SUPPOSEDLY BANNED, CHOKEHOLD STILL USED BY NYPD

In 1993, the New York Police Department publicly admonished its officers to refrain from using the popular "chokehold" to restrain suspects. However, in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man in Staten Island, as the result of a chokehold, it's clear that the tactic is still being taught and used on a regular basis. New police inspector general Philip K. Eure conducted an investigation of Garner's death and of the use of chokehold tactics, and issued a report that indicated that police officers too often employed a chokehold when facing "mere verbal confrontation," as video cameras show in the Garner case.

NEWARK POLICE VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS

The Newark Police Department, New Jersey's largest department, is a thousand-member force that patrols one of the Northeast's most violent cities. This NJPD will be placed under federal oversight, and court-ordered reform, for violating its residents' civil rights by:

Paterson Police Brutality - New Jersey Men Alexis Aponte and Miguel Rivera Beaten By Cops

Alexis Aponte and Miguel Rivera, two northern New Jersey men, allege that police in Paterson used excessive force during a 2011 arrest. As proof of the incident, the incident was caught on film and has been introduced as evidence. The footage appears to show Aponte being kicked repeatedly while handcuffed and then dragged down the street during a weapons-related arrest that occurred in September 2011. A police brutality suit was filed in Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey, naming the Paterson Police Department, as well as individual officers, as defendants. Full article.

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