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President Trump said some police chokeholds may be necessary in a dangerous situation. Trump made the remark in an exclusive interview with Harris Faulkner that aired on Fox News Friday.

Trump said "the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent, so perfect."

He added that police restraints should "generally" be banned, but may be needed in dangerous situations. "If a police officer is in bad scuffle and he's got somebody... you have to be careful," Trump said.

He said he might make "very strong recommendations" to local authorities.

Police chokeholds have been banned in Louisville, Kentucky and in Minneapolis, Minnesota where George Floyd was killed in police custody.

Floyd, 46, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck and back for nearly 9 minutes.

Eric Garner died in New York in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes on the street. The cop who killed Garner was fired from the NYPD in 2019.

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter on his cellphone in 2014, was released from jail on May 28, 2020.
 

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