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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:37 PM

Tentative agreement would ban chokeholds, neck restraints by Minneapolis police

Minneapolis police would be banned from using neck restraints and choke holds and officers would be required to intervene when inappropriate force is used, under an agreement the City Council approved on Friday.

The agreement also seeks to impose more accountability for the use of crowd-control weapons and increase transparency in police discipline cases.

The document, which would still require approval from a judge, is the result of negotiations between the city's elected officials and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

The state human rights department on Tuesday filed a civil rights charge against the police department after the police killing of George Floyd. It was the first time the department has launched a systemic investigation into the largest police department in the state.

Read the rest at: https://www.startribune.com/mpls-city-council-oks-ban-on-police-choke-holds/571048892/

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WhiskeyGrinder Jun 5 #1
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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:45 PM

1. This is just nibbling around the edges.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. It's a start, but Kroll will have to go before anything major can happen.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 04:54 PM

3. Walz said in his presser today

that banning chokeholds was a pretty low bar. I completely agree. There needs to be a major overhaul of the system, including defunding the police and the police union.

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