After George Floyd's Death, CA Legislator Introduces Bill to Ban Chokeholds

An excerpt from SPECTRUM 1 NEWS

by Danille Prado

The carotid restraint technique involves putting pressure on the side of the neck to restrict the flow of blood.

A Los Angeles legislator, who is also a former police officer, is calling for a statewide ban. Assembly member Mike Gipson, D-Carson, introduced AB 1196, which would make it illegal for officers to use the carotid hold to detain a suspect.

“This measure is a response to the murder of brother George Floyd,” Gipson said at a press conference.

Gipson introduces AB 1196 to eliminate Carotid Artery restraint on suspects

SACRAMENTO, CA --- In response to the death of George Floyd, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) has introduced AB 1196, making it illegal to use a carotid artery restraint tactic to forcibly detain a suspect. The bill is co-authored by members of the CA Black Caucus, Latino Caucus, API, and LGBTQ Caucus.

Son of state assemblyman who authored gun law ID’d as victim in Gramercy Park shooting

An excerpt from KTLA News

The son of a California assemblyman from Carson was one of three victims who survived an apparent drive-by shooting that left a fourth victim dead in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

The intersection of 89th Street and Hobart Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles, as pictured in a Google Street View image.