Assembly Bill 1196 will prohibit California law enforcement officers from using chokeholds and carotid artery restraints — like the one that killed George Floyd.
In recent weeks, it has become clear that these risky restraint methods unnecessarily put people’s lives at risk and should be banned.
AB1196 would immediately improve public safety and help restore public confidence in California law enforcement. Governor Newsom is ready to sign this bill into law, but we need you to bring California lawmakers to the table. Can you sign this petition to tell California lawmakers we need an end on chokeholds and carotid artery restraints now?
Police Departments in San Diego, Los Angeles, and several major cities in California have already taken steps to prohibit their use. Statewide policies on neck restraints vary greatly, creating a lack of accountability for officers who use them and a lack of public safety across county lines.
As we emerge from this challenging time together, we must work toward a system of criminal justice and policing that is better than ever before. A clear, uniform ban on the use of chokeholds is an important first step. Add your name if you agree.