Use of neck restraints by law enforcement should be prohibited, American Academy of Neurology says

Law enforcement’s use of neck restraints such as chokeholds and strangleholds should be prohibited, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 星期三说.

The deaths of 乔治·弗洛伊德, Eric Garner, and other instances where neck restraints were used by law enforcement have called into question whether these restraints are controllable, 安全, and non-lethal,” 组织, which represents neurologists and neuroscientists, 在声明中说.
At minimumlaw enforcement and policymakers at the federal, state and local levels should classify neck restraints as a use of “致命的力量,” 该组织说.
    The national conversation about banning chokeholds intensified with the death of Floyd in May 2020 when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. Advocates also pointed to Garner’s death in 2014, when New York city officers subdued him with a chokehold while he told them he couldn’t breathe.
      Lawmakers in Congress who are working on a policing reform bill have discussed a national ban on the use of chokeholds by law enforcement.
        Chokeholds and strangleholds restrict an individual’s ability to breathe or have blood flow properly to the head in order to incapacitate them. But an officer’s move in the moment to restrain someone carries significant risk, particularly for those with underlying cardiovascular risk factors, which can be more common in communities of color, according to the AAN.
        Restricting cerebral blood flow or oxygen delivery, even briefly, can cause permanent injury to the brain, including stroke, cognitive impairment, and even death,” 声明说.
            The longer term neurological effects of neck restraints arepotentially irreversible and entirely preventable,” 该组织说.
            Because there is no amount of training or method of application of neck restraints that can mitigate the risk of death or permanent profound neurologic damage with this maneuver, the AAN recommends prohibiting the use of neck restraints,” 声明读.

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