H.R.4408 - Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] (Introduced 09/19/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/28/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4408 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.