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File #: Int 2060-2020    Version: * Name: Restraints that compress the diaphragm.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to restraints that compress the diaphragm
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Eric A. Ulrich, Mark Gjonaj , Ruben Diaz, Sr.
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The bill would amend Local Law 66 of 2020 to provide that restraining an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm is a misdemeanor under such law if the restraint is performed recklessly and causes injury due to asphyxiation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2060, 2. Int. No. 2060, 3. August 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 27, 2020

Int. No. 2060

 

By Council Member Richards, Ulrich, Gjonaj and R. Diaz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to restraints that compress the diaphragm

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 10-181 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 66 of 2020, is amended to read as follows:

a. Unlawful methods of restraint. In the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest, [No] no person shall restrain an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by: (i) compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or (ii) recklessly sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm and causes injury due to asphyxiation [, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest].

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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