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New York approves new police reform that punishes bottlenecks in arrests

June 12, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new police reform law this Friday, which, among other things, is a response to protests following the death of George Floyd that criminalize strangulation maneuvers by arrested officials. died choking to death during an arrest, leading to charges of murder of one of the agents.

The reform consists of a dozen bills in total that were approved by both the Senate and the New York State Assembly this week. Use of this maneuver can be punished with up to 15 years in prison, which makes it easier to receive reports of complaints that it can borrow money from the security forces, and punish calls to the police for racist reasons.

“There is no trust between the community and the police,” Cuomo admitted when the package of measures was signed in his office, accompanied by the pastor and civil rights activist Al Sharpton. “And if there is no trust,” he riveted, “the relationship will not work.”

New York approves new police reform that punishes bottlenecks in arrestsNew York approves new police reform that punishes bottlenecks in arrests

The use of strangulation has been banned in New York since 1993, but was only punished under this new law, named after Eric Garner, the black New Yorker who was suffocated by the police during his arrest in 2014.