"Dangerous:" Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized

"Dangerous:" Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized

"Dangerous:" Around world, police chokeholds scrutinizedThree days after George Floyd died with a Minneapolis police officer choking off his air, another black man writhed on the tarmac of a street in Paris as a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. Immobilization techniques where officers apply pressure with their knees on prone suspects are used in policing around the world and have long drawn criticism. One reason why Floyd's death is sparking anger and touching nerves globally is that such techniques have been blamed for asphyxiations and other deaths in police custody beyond American shores, often involving non-white suspects.