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 …