A group of protesters disrupted and temporarily stopped a city meeting Wednesday morning to call for the end of a controversial maneuver used by San Diego police.
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The department acknowledged that "the use of certain physical restraint techniques ... who was stopped by police while walking home from a store, placed in a carotid hold and then injected ...
Half of the nation’s largest police departments have banned or limited neck restraints since June
The changes come against the backdrop of a national reckoning around race and policing, and are part of an effort to reassure stressed communities as protests continue across the nation.
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“Effective immediately, I have placed a stop on the use of the carotid restraint among our Police Department ... call (888) 634-1123 or the county’s 211 line. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer ...