- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco police commission has banned neck holds and shooting at moving vehicles in a new use of force policy.

KPIX-TV reports (https://cbsloc.al/2hdIx7b ) that the commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the policy after first amending it to ban the use of carotid restraints.

Opponents of the carotid-hold ban say it does not give officers many options other than using firearms. Critics of carotid holds say the restraint can turn into a chokehold, leading to death or injury if improperly applied.

Another controversial part of the policy is the ban on shooting at a moving vehicle. The San Francisco Police Officers Association has argued that officers need the option of responding to incidents where an attacker is using a vehicle as a weapon to drive into a crowd.

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Information from: KPIX-TV.


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