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S. 3895 (116th): Eric Garner Excessive Force Prevention Act

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About the bill

Named after an African-American New York City killed in 2014 after asphyxiation by white police officer Daniel Pantaleo, the Eric Garner Excessive Force Prevention Act would make chokeholds or other oxygen-hindering maneuvers illegal under federal civil rights law.

The House version numbered H.R. 4408 was previously introduced in September 2019 by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY8). The Senate version numbered S. 3895 was introduced on June 4 by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

What supporters say

Supporters argue that the chokehold and other similar physical moves have no place in our society, and we see the results with examples such as Garner, Floyd, and others.

“The overwhelming majority of all police officers are hardworking individuals who are on the job to protect and serve,” Rep. Jeffries said in a 2015 press ...

Sponsor and status

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jun 4, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 4, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)



Jun 4, 2020

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S. 3895 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3895. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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