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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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Garner was accused of illegally selling cigarettes on a sidewalk when Pantaleo put him in a chokehold from behind and tackled him with the help of other officers.
The video shows Garner arguing with police, saying, "Please leave me alone," before Pantaleo puts him in a chokehold.
If Lyons had described how his fears of future chokeholds affected his conduct, would he have passed the injury-in-fact hurdle?
The probability that Lyons might be subjected to a police chokehold again was even lower than the Court's analysis might suggest: Prompted by several deaths stemming from police chokeholds, the Board of Police Commissioners imposed and extended a six-month moratorium on chokeholds, while the police department investigated alternative measures.
The moratorium on chokeholds might have accounted for some contrast except that neither the Lyons nor the Laidlaw Courts considered the fact in their injury analyses.
Now, when faced with an unruly suspect, a cop has neither the chokehold, the baton nor even a hefty flashlight, which leaves him or her with what means of self-defense?
For this reason, the cases relied on by Holman - all of which consider chokeholds that were used to force expulsion of contraband - are inapposite,'' the appellate panel ruled.
LANCASTER - A state appellate court has ruled that a sheriff's deputy didn't use excessive force in applying a chokehold to a Palmdale motorist who stuffed a bag of rock cocaine into his mouth.