Days before Eric Garner was killed when a NYPD cop used a prohibited chokehold on him during a minor arrest, there was another incident of the same nature. A new video has surfaced of another cop using a chokehold. Ronald Johns, age 22, of New York, walked through an emergency gate at an East Harlem subway station without paying. Police officers attempted to arrest Johns and a scuffle ensued.
During the altercation, a police officer can clearly be seen using a chokehold on Johns. According to the NYPD, chokeholds are banned by the department. This incident occurred on July 14, three days before Eric Garner was killed by police. Fortunately for Johns, he is still alive but is facing charges of resisting arrest, criminal trespass and fare evasion. Despite departmental policy, it seems that a chokehold is employed often when it comes to black men.
The video can be seen below: