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Reno Police Revise Use-Of-Force Policy; Chokeholds Banned

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno Police Department has updated its use-of-force policy as police departments across the country come under scrutiny for excessive force following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Department policy changes stem from demonstrations that have erupted across the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.

Department officials say the changes will take effect immediately and include new guidelines on de-escalation and peer intervention, prohibiting techniques that restrict breathing, increase supervisor and internal affairs oversight and provide other warning options before resorting to deadly force.