Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Officer Places Columbus Circle Skateboarder in a Chokehold

A skateboarder in Columbus Circle was placed in a chokehold by a member of the NYPD.

A member of the NYPD put a skateboarder in a chokehold in Columbus Circle.
A member of the NYPD put a skateboarder in a chokehold in Columbus Circle on Sunday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images). Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The chokehold maneuver that a police officer used to kill Eric Garner n 2014 has been banned for over 20 years by NYPD. A video of an incident in Columbus Circle on Sunday, though, shows a member of the NYPD arresting a man who, as a result of illegally skateboarding in Columbus Circle, was placed in a chokehold. The suspect, 22-year-old Yibin Mu, was charged with resisting arrest, among other charges. Comments from pedestrians who witnessed the ordeal can be heard in the video. One person remarked, “Here we go again.” (New York Daily News)

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Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Officer Places Columbus Circle Skateboarder in a Chokehold