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June 9, 2020: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Orders Investigators to Immediately Stop Using Carotid Restraints

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Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that she ordered her investigators to immediately stop using carotid restraints.

“I want the community to know their voices are being heard, loud and clear,” District Attorney Lacey said. “Their cries have led us to re-examine and improve our policing policies in a way that I hope will save lives.”

The policy change is effective immediately. The office is updating its use-of-force training materials.

The District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation is the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County with nearly 300 peace officers.