TSU’s Center for Justice Research creates action brief banning chokeholds

The Center for Justice Research gave KRPC a sneak peak at our action brief calling for a ban on police chokeholds. From the article:

Dr. Howard Henderson is the Director for The Justice Research at Texas Southern University. He spoke about the death of George Floyd.

“What we saw was that an individual was murdered by a police officer and you also saw other officers around not intervening in that issue,” he said.

George Floyd’s death along with the deaths Eric Garner and many others have sparked changes at local, state and federal levels to ban the use of chokeholds.

“All around the country you find that over 70 percent of the country’s largest cities have begun to put policies in place to ban chokeholds,” Dr. Henderson said.

Read the full article here.