NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 8:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Police say the July 14 incident happened at a subway station in East Harlem.

They say 22-year-old Ronald Johns was arrested on a fare-evading charge after walking through an emergency gate without paying.

It happened three days before another man, Eric Garner, died in police custody after an officer apparently placed him in a chokehold. That officer has been placed on modified assignment. Garner's funeral was held Wednesday.

Police say Johns also was charged with resisting arrest and criminal trespass.

The cellphone video shows a police officer with an arm around the suspect's neck as he struggles to arrest him. Chokeholds are banned under NYPD policy.

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