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ACLU calls for end of neck holds after man's death

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Posted at 5:51 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 05:51:18-04

An unarmed man died after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold highlighting the controversial law enforcement technique to subdue people.

The New York Police Department - the nation's largest - no longer allows officers to go for the neck after the July 2014 death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the technique should be off-limits after Tashii Brown's death outside a Strip casino early Sunday.

Las Vegas police train to use a version of a chokehold designed to avoid restricting the airway while cutting the flow of blood to the brain.

The Clark County coroner said a ruling on what killed Brown is pending.