NAACP URGED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE TO BAN NECK RESTRAINTS

Several years before George Floyd, a black man, died after being placed in a controversial knee-on-neck hold by a former Minneapolis police officer, the NAACP began prodding the police department to permanently ban the use of the practice, according to an official with the civil rights group.

On May 25, Derek Chauvin, who was fired the next day, was captured on video kneeling on the neck of a prone and handcuffed Floyd for eight minutes and 45 seconds — including nearly three minutes after Floyd had stopped moving and appeared to lose consciousness.

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