New use-of-force restrictions for NYPD - cannot sit, kneel, or stand on suspect neck, chest, or back

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LINK: NYPD training video for new restrictions

"A state law making police use of chokeholds a felony took effect June 18. At the same time, the City Council passed a law ensuring that a cop could face misdemeanor charges if they are accused of sitting on, kneeling, standing or in any way compressing a person’s neck, chest or back."

Thoughts, Comments, Concerns?

 
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Is there anything in the new policy to account for exigent circumstances, or to address officer saftey for combative subjects, or is it just always forbidden?
 
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Is there anything in the new policy to account for exigent circumstances, or to address officer saftey for combative subjects, or is it just always forbidden?
I don’t think there’s any language written in to allow for that. It’s actually a misdemeanor crime in NYC to place pressure anywhere above the suspects waist line, even if there’s no injury or intent.

NY State Troopers and neighboring jurisdictions don’t want to go into NYC and I don’t blame them.