‘I Can’t Breathe’ Campaign calls for ban on all neck holds by San Diego police
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A town hall meeting is taking place tonight to discuss the Carotid restraint, a controversial neck hold that can be used by some police departments, including SDPD, during an arrest.
A carotid restraint targets the vascular veins on the side of the neck and cuts off blood to render someone unconscious. This is different from the banned chokehold, which puts pressure on the front of the neck and throat, cutting off air.
The meeting is being led by the “I Can’t Breathe” Campaign at the SDSU Black Resource Center and calls for a ban on the technique in San Diego.