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File #: 61431    Version: 1 Name: Prohibit neck restraints by MPD
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: 9/16/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00090
Title: Creating Section 5.16 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter, Max Prestigiacomo, Michael E. Verveer

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

Title

Creating Section 5.16 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Madison Police Department employees from intentionally using carotid or neck restraints.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance creates definitions of carotid restraint and neck restraint.  The ordinance prohibits all Madison Police Department commissioned officers from intentionally using any type of carotid restraint or neck restraint on any individual.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

1.                     Section 5.16 entitled “Prohibition of Carotid and Neck Restraints” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:

 

5.16                     PROHIBITION OF CAROTID AND NECK RESTRAINTS.

(1)                     Definitions.

 

“Carotid restraint” means any technique applied in an effort to control or disable a subject by intentionally applying pressure to the carotid artery, jugular vein, or sides of the neck with the purpose, intent, or effect of controlling an individual’s movement or rendering a subject unconscious by constricting the flow of blood to and from the brain.

“Neck restraint” means any technique involving the use of an arm or other firm object to attempt to control or disable an individual by intentionally applying pressure against the windpipe, or the frontal area of the neck with the purpose or intent of controlling an individual’s movement or rendering an individual unconscious by blocking the passage of air through the windpipe.

 

(2)                     While on duty, all commissioned officers employed by the Madison Police Department are prohibited from the intentional use of any type of carotid restraint or any type of neck restraint on any individual.”