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Councilman Pushing Chokehold Bill Open to Negotiation With Mayor

Councilman Rory Lancman, the primary sponsor of a proposed bill that would make the chokehold maneuver illegal, said he hopes to amend the measure to make it more palatable to Mayor Bill de Blasio—who has vowed to veto the legislation in its current form. 462 more words

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Mayor De Blasio Says He Would Veto Bill That Would Make Chokeholds Illegal

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would veto a proposed New York City Council bill that would make chokeholds illegal.

The mayor’s spokesman said Tuesday that de Blasio believes the NYPD internal policy is the best way to regulate the practice. 327 more words


After NYPD Murders, a Rift in the City Council on Police Issues

Few people would characterize the New York City Council as a shy and reticent legislature. But some of its members feel like it’s time to speak up—in support of the New York City Police Department. 1,824 more words