Neurologists say police forces claiming chokeholds and neck restraints as a method of controlling aggravated or aggressive people are "safe methods" is erroneous and dangerous. Neck restraints, researchers say, are never medically appropriate, and minor force can lead to stroke, seizures, and death.
A new study reveals blacks are five times more likely, and Latinos four times more likely, to fear police brutality than whites. The fear of experiencing police brutality by minorities also exacts an emotional toll that is pervasive, yet largely hidden from view. The emotional burden leads to an increase in psychological and physical health consequences, as well as behavioral changes.