As Yakima police limit use of neck restraints, here's what a review of use-of-force reports found

Yakima police have used neck restraints 80 times since 2016, representing fewer than 4% of the total use-of-force incidents logged each year.

That number likely will decline as the police department implements a new policy next year that will only allow officers to use carotid controls, commonly but incorrectly known as “chokeholds,” in possibly lethal interactions.

The Yakima Herald-Republic received the Yakima Police Department’s use-of-force data from…

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