Tag: Chokeholds

death, men, police

Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…

Chokeholds Routinely Go Unpunished at NYPD

By Julissa Catalan While the NYPD maintains that the department bans chokeholds, recent explorations prove that officers who use chokeholds are rarely disciplined. The no-indictment decision for the officer responsible for Eric Garner’s death brought attention to the fact that there is a pattern of chokehold use within the department…