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New York City Department of Investigation Releases Report on Police Use of Chokeholds

By Elaine Magliaro On Monday, New York City’s Department of Investigation released a 45-page report titled Observations on Accountability and Transparency in Ten NYPD Chokehold Cases. This investigation from New York City’s police inspector general found that “in several cases … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Chokeholds and the NYPD: The Story of Anthony Ramon Baez, a Bronx Man Who Died in Police Custody in 1994

By Elaine Magliaro On December 20, 1994, The New York Times reported the death of a twenty-nine-year-old Bronx man named Anthony Ramon Baez. The article’s headline read: “Clash Over a Football Ends With a Death in Police Custody.”  Clifford Krauss, … Continue reading

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Ian Millhiser Explains How the Supreme Court May Have Helped Make It Possible for Police to Kill By Chokehold

By Elaine Magliaro Ian Millhiser has an interesting article over at ThinkProgress titled How The Supreme Court Helped Make It Possible For Police To Kill By Chokehold. His article tells the story of an African-American man named Adolph Lyons who “was choked out by … Continue reading

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