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NYPD Investigates Another Apparent Chokehold Incident

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after another video surfaced showing an officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Police say the incident took place on July 14 at a subway station in East Harlem. Twenty-two-year-old Ronald Johns was arrested for fare evasion after he allegedly entered the station through an emergency gate without paying. He has also been charged with resisting arrest and criminal trespass. He is due back in court in September.

The incident happened three days before Staten Island resident Eric Garner was placed in an apparent chokehold as police arrested him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. He later died in custody.

Chokeholds are banned under NYPD policy.

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