H. R. 4408
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 19, 2019
Mr. Jeffries (for himself, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Bass, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Norton, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Rush, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Moore, Mr. Evans, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Ms. Omar, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Richmond, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Cicilline, and Ms. Pressley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend section 242 of title 18, United States Code, to forbid the use of chokeholds by persons subject to that provision’s prohibitions, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019.
Chokeholds as civil rights violations
Section 242 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
For the purposes of this section, the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air is a punishment, pain, or penalty..