Source: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP
The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would be imposing limits on federal law enforcement’s use of chokeholds, carotid restraints and no-knock warrants going forward.
Chokeholds and carotid restraints only be authorized if police officers find themselves in a situation that requires the use of deadly force, which is defined as a “reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”
The new policy will also limit no-knock warrants to times in which “physical safety is at stake,” but would still be required to get approval from both a federal prosecutor and the agent’s law enforcement component.”Building trust and confidence between law enforcement and the public we serve is central to our mission at the Justice Department,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement . “The limitations implemented […]
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