The Head Of The US Department Of Justice Called For A Ban On The Use Of Chokeholds By The Country's Police
The Minister of justice-attorney General of the United States, William Barr, believes that the country should introduce a rule according to which police officers could use chokeholds only in cases where their lives are at risk. He said this on Monday on Fox News.
"I think we need to ban chokeholds," Barr said. The Minister noted that the exception could be a situation where there is a danger to the life of the guard.
"I think there is general agreement among police departments that we need clear standards," the Minister said. In his opinion, "the Federal authorities should play an active role in their development."
Last week, representatives of several cities and States expressed their readiness to introduce a ban on the use of police chokeholds. These include the States of New York and California, as well as the city of Minneapolis (Minnesota).
At the end of May, protests began in several American States, during which there were clashes with the police, numerous cases of looting, and vandalism. The reason for this was the death of an African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The guards used a hard chokehold during his arrest on May 25. Shortly after, the African-American man died in the hospital. A day later, all four police officers involved in the arrest were dismissed and charged in the following days.