New York Police Commissioner: Illegal Chokehold Used In Fatal Arrest of Eric Garner

Source: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and NATE SCHWEBER/New York Times New York  police rules that forbid chokeholds and define them as including “any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air…as defined in the department’s patrol guide, this would appear to have been a chokehold,” the police commissioner, William J. Bratton, said at a news conference in …

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Family of Woman Severely Beaten By California Highway Patrolmen Plans Lawsuit

Source:  Kate Larsen and Willian Avila/NBC Los Angeles 4 The family of a woman who was pinned down and repeatedly punched in the head by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway is planning on filing a lawsuit, attorneys representing the family said Sunday. Family members said Marlene Pinnock suffered multiple injuries and that her civil rights …