Philadelphia City Council Members To Hold Hearing In Effort To Ban Chokeholds By Police Officers, Sheriff Deputies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia City Council members are trying to ban chokeholds in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. They’re holding a hearing Tuesday for what’s being called the “Let Philly Breath Bill.”

It would outlaw chokeholds and other dangerous restraints by Philadelphia police officers and sheriff deputies.

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The police commissioner and sheriff are expected to testify during the hearing.

Council members hope to vote on the bill in September when they return from summer recess.

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