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The Wisconsin Senate Passed a Bill That Prohibits Police Chokeholds

The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of legislation that would ban police from using chokeholds during arrests, unless they are in exceptional life-threatening situations. 

The bill passed through a voice vote in the Republican-controlled Senate, despite opposition from some Democrats, who argued that there should be no exceptions to a chokehold ban, The Associated Press reported. 

However, state GOP lawmakers have argued that the bill would all-but eliminate the use of chokeholds, a use of force that gained increased national scrutiny in the past year following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. 

Read the source article at The Hill

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