Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act passes NYS Legislature

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Following massive protests across the U.S., New York lawmakers are taking action with a major policing reforms legislative package.   

The package includes bills like the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, which passed the NYS Senate Monday. It characterizes police chokeholds as “aggravated strangulation” and classifies that as a Class C felony. 

The bill will now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo for a signature. 

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