- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The King County sheriff’s office has stopped training deputies to use a neck restraint that cuts off blood flow to the brain.

The technique can quickly render a suspect unconscious, but if improperly applied it can be deadly.

The sheriff’s office had recently resumed training deputies in the neck hold.

Sgt. DB Gates told The Seattle Times (https://is.gd/PpwAmS ) the training has been stopped and 16 deputies who had the training are no longer authorized to use the neck hold.

She says Sheriff John Urquhart (URK’-hart) halted the technique because of community concerns.

About 35 police departments across Washington have policies regarding the neck restraint and do not consider it deadly force, according to the Criminal Justice Training Commission.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com



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