DOJ Announces New Limits on Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants
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By Rachel Pilgrim, TheRoot.com
The agency acknowledged that the tactics lead to unnecessary deaths but doesn’t outright ban them in the new directive.
In the past year, the calls to end fatal encounters with law enforcement have only gotten louder. Many of the physical restraints and apprehension tactics that result in the unnecessary deaths of Black people are legally protected and allow officers to get away with taking lives. Now, a new directive attempts to cap the number of people dying in encounters with the law.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced new limits on chokeholds and no-knock warrants in a new policy for federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and DEA.
The new policy comes more than a year after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor during a botched police raid executing a no-knock warrant and seven years after Eric Garner’s death sparked debates over police chokeholds
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