Minneapolis agrees to ban police chokeholds following death of George Floyd
The Minneapolis City Council voted for immediate reform in its police department, including the ban of police chokeholds and requiring officers to intervene anytime they see unauthorized use of force.
The City Council held an emergency meeting on Friday and unanimously passed the new rules. The agreement still needs to be approved by a judge.
“George Floyd’s service yesterday underscored that justice for George requires more than accountability for the man who killed him — it requires accountability from elected leadership to deep, structural reforms,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a press release following the vote.
Floyd, a black man died on May 25 in Minneapolis police custody after officer Derek Chauvin, who was later fired, held his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than…