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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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Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed. Then he spent more than one thousand days on Rikers waiting for a trial that never happened. During that time, he endured about two years in solitary confinement, where he attempted to end his life several times. Once, in February, 2012, he ripped his bedsheet into strips, tied them together to create a noose, and tried to hang himself from the light fixture in his cell. - Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, June 7, 2015.

— On Saturday, June 6 , 2015, Kalief Browder committed suicide.

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