In France, police and gendarmes will not be allowed to use the method of chokehold during arrests as protests in French cities have taken place after the death of suspect George Floyd in the U.S.,.
Floyd’s fatal arrest magnified attention on the 2016 death in French police custody of AdamaTraoré, a 24-year-old black man, and renewed controversy over claims of racism and brutality within the force.
France’s police watchdog said it received almost 1,500 complaints against officers last year – half of them for alleged violence.
After a series of protests in recent days in France, the Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced on Monday, June 8, that the chokehold method «will be abandoned».
“It will no longer be taught in police and gendarmerie schools. It is a method that has its dangers,” Castaner told a press conference.