Bill to Ban Carotid Artery/Chokehold Restraints Headed to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif ---- In response to the pivotal death of George Floyd and hundreds of other suspects subjected to the carotid artery/chokehold law enforcement technique, the California Assembly voted overwhelmingly (54-0) to approve AB 1196 by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson).

Assemblymember Gipson on the passing of U.S. Representative John R. Lewis

CARSON, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, chair of the California Assembly Democratic Caucus, offers condolences and prayers to the family of U.S. Representative John R. Lewis.

“Congressman John R, Lewis was a giant whose life was spent in the pursuit of racial justice. This sharecropper’s son valiantly marched and strived for equality and civil rights for all.

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.