The Long, Racially-Charged History of the Chokehold

Eric Garner was killed by a chokehold, even though the NYPD banned the tactic more than 20 years ago. How frequently do police still use chokeholds, despite decades of controversy over them and bans around the country? We look into that question, as well as the LAPD’s racially fraught history with the tactic.



  • Constance Rice - Civil rights attorney based in Los Angeles and Co-Director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles