LAUSD Superintendent To Recommend Ending Use Of Pepper Spray, Carotid Hold In Los Angeles SchoolsSuperintendent Austin Beutner says he will recommend LAUSD’s Board of Education eliminate the use of pepper spray and carotid holds in Los Angeles schools.
Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid HoldThe Ventura County Sheriff's Office is the latest Southern California law enforcement agency to suspend the use of the carotid hold.
Long Beach Police Ban Controversial Carotid RestraintThe carotid hold applies pressure to the sides of the neck, cutting off blood flow. Its intended to make a combative person momentarily unconscious.
OC Sheriff Suspends Use Of Carotid Restraint HoldIn a press release Tuesday, the department said it will be "evaluating its use and effectiveness as a compliance tool."
Santa Ana Police Suspend Use Of Carotid RestraintSeveral local agencies have also suspended use of the controversial maneuver, including Pasadena and El Monte.
Newsom Orders End To ‘Carotid Hold’ Training In State Police ProgramGov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the state police training program to stop teaching officers how to use a hold that can block the flow of blood to the brain.