In the state of new York police banned choke holds in detention
The authorities of the state of new York are preparing to adopt two laws that increase control over the actions of the police, both houses of the legislative Assembly have voted for the law on criminal responsibility for the use of strangulation during the detention, the upper house supported the bill on the disclosure of disciplinary information about police officers.
The authorities in new York are talking about the need for changes in police amid protests that erupted due to the recent death of an African-American George Floyd. He died in police detention in Minneapolis, when one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. The Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo during a recent press briefing said that the proposed laws as they pass through both houses of the state Parliament.
On Monday, the lower house of the legislative Assembly of the state of new York voted for the bill, named in honor of Eric garner, who died in 2014 during the arrest. It also has been applied a rear naked choke. Previously, the law was passed in the upper house of Parliament. A legislative act that placed, including on the website of the Senate (upper house) legislative Assembly of the state, suggests that the actions of the police crime c felony consequences in the form of suffocation, if he commits the offence of "impeding the breathing or blood circulation and causes serious physical harm or death to another person".
For this offence the police could face up to 15 years in prison.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the upper house of state Parliament passed a bill which repeals the provisions in force since 1970-ies of the law, according to which the disciplinary records of police was kept secret. Then legislation was adopted with the aim to prevent the use of lawyers on cross-examination of data about misconduct of police officers.
While the bill was not submitted to the vote of the lower house of the state legislature.
The death of Floyd has led to lasted more than a week of mass protests against the police and racism in the U.S. and other countries. Among the appeals of the activists of the police reform, including changes in the practice of funding law enforcement.