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NYPD officers to get training in L.A. after alleged use of chokehold
NYPD officers to get training in L.A. after alleged use of chokehold

New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who may have been placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week would probably spark a federal review and could lead to a probe into possible civil rights violations. Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training, and said he would send a contingent of officers to Los Angeles to develop new training regimens. "The department really does need to do a lot more, a lot more in the area of training," he said. He said this was especially necessary in terms of use-of-force techniques.  Bratton...

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