Martinez, Calif. – Today, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton issued a new policy for peace officers within the DA’s Office to ban the use of the carotid hold technique. The DA’s Office employs peace officers as senior inspectors within the Investigative Unit. The ban is effective as of June 23, 2020.
“The use of the carotid hold has proven to be an unnecessary and deadly police technique and will not be used by members of my Investigative Unit. The risks associated with this technique far outweigh any potential benefit. This important policy change reflects a positive move forward in police community relations and reinforces the continuous need to focus on de-escalation, training, and tactics,” stated Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton.
That’s a 25 year old courtroom photo of Barry Scheck and OJ, a forensic DNA expert and a knife murderer. ??
It’s a video… on chokeholds.
Yes, I saw that. The cover photo is unrelated in any way.
It is also a random “snapshot” of the video captured by the video upload.
And now we have an example of civilian use. Things just keep getting stranger and stranger.
The person who invents that Star Trek stun thing is going to make a lot of money.