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Police: the "choke key" replaced by three other techniques of arrest


This technique was questioned in the Chouviat case, this delivery man who died in Paris in January 2020 after a police check.

The “

strangulation key

”, a controversial police arrest technique, has been officially replaced by three new techniques, according to a letter from the boss of the national police dated Friday, July 30 and consulted by AFP.

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The abandonment of this technique was announced in January 2020 by the former Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner, but still used for lack of a directive on new practices.

In his letter addressed to all senior police officials, the Director General of the National Police Frédéric Veaux explains that the summary report (entrusted in the summer of 2020 to the boss of the Val-d'Oise police Frédéric Lauze, editor's note) had observed that the technique of the "

choke key

" presented "



Control the individual without exerting continuous pressure


It is therefore decided to give it up definitively

", adds Frédéric Veaux, before detailing the three techniques which will replace it and will henceforth be taught to the police.

It is a question of "

bringing it to the ground by pivot

", of "

bringing it to the ground by control of the half shoulder and of


control by control of the head


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These new techniques are based on "

the principle of gradation of force according to the resistance of the individual, using methods of bringing down and control without resorting to continuous and prolonged pressure at the level of the larynx

" , writes the boss of the police.

The “


” key had been questioned in the Chouviat case, this delivery man who died in Paris in January 2020 after an inspection, which led the then Minister of the Interior to announce his abandonment.

Source: lefigaro

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