Los Angeles police chief Michael Moore and Los Angeles police commission chairman Eileen Decker agreed on Monday that the body will discontinue the neck supports after the death of the African American citizen. George Floyd.
According to a statement from the California City Police Department, a moratorium has been put in place that will be in effect “until the Board of Police Commissioners can conduct a detailed evaluation.”
This is a moratorium similar to that of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “There will be an immediate moratorium on the use of carotid restriction in all situations that do not reach the level of lethal force,” the sheriff said in a statement picked up by CNN television.
For example, “all personnel of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are prohibited from using choking and carotid protections performed with legs, knees, or feet.”
Carotid immobilization compresses the neck arteries and restricts blood flow to the brain, causing the practitioner to pass out.
Floyd, 46, died according to the official autopsy of ‘subjecting neck, restraint and compression,’ when he was immobilized by officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee to the ground to shrink him. Floyd’s death has sparked outrage and protests that have spread from the United States to various parts of the planet.