Bakersfield Police Department suspends use of carotid restraint holds pending review

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department said it is suspending the use of carotid restraint control holds pending policy review.

The department said in a statement Thursday, no officers are allowed to use any type of neck compression maneuver, including the carotid restraint, until further notice.

The move comes a day after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced it suspended use of similar holds pending its own review.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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