Neck restraint death in Vegas raises questions

2017-05-15 22:16


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Las Vegas - The death of an unarmed man after police officers squeezed his neck to subdue him outside a Las Vegas Strip casino, has raised questions about whether the restraint technique is too risky.

Police say an officer used a stun gun and punched 40-year-old Tashii S Brown of Las Vegas during the struggle that ended when an officer squeezed Brown's neck. A ruling about the cause of death is pending.

American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada executive Tod Story said on Monday he'll seek a review of a policy allowing Las Vegas police to use what the department calls lateral vascular neck restraint.

Eugene O'Donnell, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says police in New York are taught not to go for the neck under any circumstances.

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