An excerpt from SPECTRUM 1 NEWS
by Daniela 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.