December 4th, 2014
11:29 PM ET

What is a chokehold?

The NYPD banned the use of chokeholds more than 20 years ago. In spite of the ban, New York's Civilian Complaint Review Board says it received 219 complaints between July 2013 and June 2014, the month before Eric Garner died. Martin Savidge undergoes a demonstration of several techniques.

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  1. leapspeakeraz

    A choke hold is where the trachea is compressed, and the airway compressed, oxygen is cut off to the brain.

    A sleeper hold is where the carotid artery and the vegas nerve are compressed.This reduses blood flow to the brain by a small amount, but compresson of the vegas nerve tricks the body into thinking the blood presure shot up, and reduces the heart rate to half or more. The combination of reduced blood flow, and reduced cardiac output, the person usually goes unconscious for a for seconds.

    December 8, 2014 at 8:33 pm |

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