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A form of restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent, or inebriated subjects to prevent them from harming themselves and others, which consists of occluding the upper airway by compressing the thyroid cartilage and displacing the tongue posteriorly; the choke hold is more dangerous than the carotid sleeper, which cuts off the flow of blood to the brain, but does not compromise the airways
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Judge Maldonado found, in her 47-page ruling, that Pantaleo had used 'excessive force' and was 'reckless', when he used a chokehold to subdue Garner, 43, who police accused of selling loose cigarettes on the streets of Staten Island on Jul.
A grand jury declined to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner in the chokehold, a maneuver banned by New York City police.
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10) and others miss the point when they say that because Eric Garner was able to utter "I can't breathe," his airway couldn't have been blocked by an officer's chokehold.
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Garner and either employing a chokehold or causing a carotid restriction that led to his death.