NYC ban on police chokeholds upheld by state’s highest court

The state’s highest court on Monday upheld a 2020 New York City law banning police from using chokeholds and other methods that restrict breathing.

Local Law 66, or Administrative Code § 10-181, passed the City Council in June 2020, weeks after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a now-former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for over nine minutes in an episode of police brutality that sparked public backlash across the country.