The Minneapolis City Council has banned the use of chokeholds a day after George Flody’s memorial service was held.
On Friday, June 5, the Council passed a restraining order against Minneapolis Police Department.
The order came with a ban on the use of chokeholds.
Per the order, police officers in Minneapolis are to be banned from using chokeholds and required to report the use of banned practices and to intervene in such cases.
Also, Minneapolis police boss is to authorize use of crowd control weapons, such as rubber bullets and tear gas, order says.
The order however needs the approval judge before it can be enforced.
George Floyd, a black American, was allegedly killed by a former white police officer Derek Michael Chauvin on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis.
His death has spiked protests around the world.
In a viral video Chauvin was seen kneeling on George’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds leading to his death.
Chauvin has since been charged with a Second-degree murder.
Three other police who stood unconcerned as Chauvin allegedly killed George have also been charged and have since made court appearance, with a judge setting $1 million bail for each of them.
The order marks the first change to Minneapolis policing George’s killing.
“We just need to have a really deep conversation in our city about race,” Minneapolis City Council President, Lisa Bender, noted.