In the US, Sacramento is investigating the case of the use of police tactics of pinning the neck when detaining an 18-year-old protester, who is accused of looting, reports CNN.
Police say 18-year-old Tijon Johnson was involved in rioting and looting. He tried to escape during the arrest.
The police said.
“Johnson was arrested on charges of robbery and resisting arrest…The use of force has been documented and will be reviewed under Department policy, as with any use of force”
CNN notes that an Amateur video shows a police officer using similar tactics as when arresting George Floyd. The footage showed an episode when officers tried to stop looting, using the tactic of pinning the neck.
Johnson is now at large and was released by Sacramento police on Tuesday.
Riots began in Minneapolis and several other cities in the United States after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police. Videos surfaced online, showing police officers handcuffing Floyd, knocking him down, and three of them, with one of them putting a knee on his neck. Floyd, in the video, repeated several times that he couldn’t breathe, then goes quiet. He died in intensive care. Four police officers were fired after the riots began, and one of them was charged with negligent homicide.