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Belvedere police ban strangleholds in response to ‘8 Can’t Wait’ project

The Belvedere Police Department will follow suit with Tiburon police and other law-enforcement agencies across the state and country by banning its officers from using the potentially lethal stranglehold known as the carotid restraint.

The Police Department has also banned officers from shooting from moving cars and strengthened requirements that officers intervene if they observe colleagues using excessive force. Belvedere Police Chief Jason Wu and City Manager Craig Middleton presented the updates to the city’s police use-of-force policy manual to the Belvedere City Council at its July 13 teleconference meeting. The council accepted the updates without comment or a vote.

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