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Minneapolis and New York will prohibit police from using the arrest bottlenecks

June 6, 2020

According to a CNN study created using data from the city’s police department itself, almost two thirds of the 428 people immobilized by the Minéapolis police since 2012 were black.

Agent Derek Chauvin also used it on George Floyd and, according to the official autopsy, killed him as a result of “submission, restraint and compression of the neck”.

This number means that the procedure in question, which is restricted or banned in many police stations in the United States, has been used in Minneapolis on average almost once a week since then. In addition, 14 percent of these 428 people, 58 in total, lost consciousness after officers held them by the neck.