Summary: H.R.4408 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/19/2019)

Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019

This bill modifies the criminal civil rights statute that prohibits the deprivation of rights under color of law.

Currently, the second prong of the prohibition bars the application of different punishments, pains, or penalties based on an individual's alien status, color, or race. This bill specifies that the application of any pressure to a person's throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air (e.g., a chokehold) constitutes a punishment, pain, or penalty.