Facedown compression

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Following the Killing of George Floyd police agencies across the United States are considering prohibiting all use of facedown compression holds as restraints, while securing suspects.[1]


  1. Mike Baker; Jennifer Valentino-DeVries; Manny Fernandez; Michael LaForgia (2020-06-29). "Three Words. 70 Cases. The Tragic History of 'I Can't Breathe'.". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/28/us/i-cant-breathe-police-arrest.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage. "They have for years warned officers about the risks of moves such as facedown compression holds. But the restraints continue to be used as a result of poor training, gaps in policies or the reality that officers sometimes struggle with people who fight hard and threaten to overpower them." 
  2. https://thecrimereport.org/2020/06/29/70-i-cant-breathe-deaths-over-past-decade/