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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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U.S. Justice Department Announces Findings of Two Civil Rights Investigations in Ferguson, Missouri The Justice Department announced the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to Ferguson, Missouri, today. The Justice Department found that the Ferguson Police Department (FPD) engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. The Justice Department also announced that the evidence examined in its independent, federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown does not support federal civil rights charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

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President Obama meets with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss their recommendations to help communities and law enforcement agencies across the country to strengthen trust and collaboration, while continuing to reduce crime. The Task Force was announced in December 2014, and has been co-chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson. Joining them on the Task Force is a diverse array of experts from the law enforcement community, academia, youth activists, as well as community and civil rights leaders.

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