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The death of a Staten Island man, Eric Garner, on July 17, 2014, after he was brought to the ground by an officer's arm around his neck in the course of an arrest, cast a spotlight on the use of chokeholds by NYPD officers and the enforcement of the chokehold prohibition under Section 203-11.

* January2015; NYC Department of Investigation The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD); Observations on Accountability and Transparency in Ten NYPD Chokehold Cases

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Research Quick Facts

  1. Between 2009 and 2013, CCRB received 1,022 complaints alleging chokeholds by NYPD officers.
  2. Of the 520 chokehold allegations that it investigated fully, CCRB substantiated ten chokehold allegations.
  3. Of the ten cases studied where the CCRB substantiated allegations that a chokehold was used. . . the CCRB panel recommended Administrative charges in all but one case.
  4. None of the substantiated chokehold cases reviewed and handled by the DAO (Department Advocates Office) ever went to trial on Administrative Charges before a NYPD Trial Commissioner.
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Brooklyn Man Awarded $4 Million After 2009 Rooftop Fall in Police Chase

The impact from the fall, on Aug. 22, 2009, was undeniable: A Brooklyn man, Brian D. Martin, fell more than 30 feet to the ground, fracturing his back in several spots and shattering his left heel.

How Mr. Martin came to fall was the subject of a nearly three-week civil trial in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn that ended Thursday with Mr. Martin being awarded $4.15 million from the New York Police Department.

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Police Have Killed at Least 1,083 Americans Since Michael Brown's Death

A year ago today, a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, catalyzing a firestorm of protests and re-animating national conversations on issues of race, policing, and violence in the US.

Michael Brown's bleeding corpse was subsequently left facedown in the middle of the road for four hours on the afternoon on August 9, 2014 — exposed to the midday summer sun and eyes of residents, a few of whom snapped cellphone images that would eventually spread across social media, the nation, and the world.

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