Minneapolis To Ban Police Chokeholds In The Wake Of Floyd's Death

Minneapolis To Ban Police Chokeholds In The Wake Of George Floyd’s Death

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Police will also be required to report and intervene anytime they witness unauthorized use of force by another officer

According to the Associated Press, the city of Minneapolis will ban the use of chokeholds by police. They will also require police to report and intervene anytime they witness unauthorized use of force by another officer, regardless of tenure of rank.

The City Council is expected to approve the agreement today.

The moves are part of a stipulation between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), a state-level governmental body that aims to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans through the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Earlier this week, MDHR launched a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody.