Denver fully bans chokeholds, requires report for aimed guns

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Demonstrators throw rocks at police officers during a protest in Denver. (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — Denver’s police department is changing policies regarding its use of force and body cameras in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody.

As more people demonstrated in Denver Sunday evening, the department released a statement saying that it has fully banned the use of chokeholds with no exceptions effective immediately. It also said officers who intentionally point their gun at someone will be required to notify a supervisor and file a report to help collect data on such incidents. The department said that it will also require members of its SWAT team to activate their body cameras when they are performing tactical operations. 

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