SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would bar police from using certain face-down holds that have led to multiple unintended deaths under a measure headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The bill expands on the state’s ban on chokeholds in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis policeman.
The Assembly gave final approval Thursday on a 50-15 vote.
The measure by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gipson would prohibit police from using techniques that create a substantial risk of what’s known as “positional asphyxia.”
They include putting suspects face down, then pressing down on their backs with hands, elbows or knees to gain control.