Of Chokeholds and Neck Restraints

June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 18 marks five weeks since the death of Tashii Farmer, also known as Tashii Brown, in police custody near the Venetian Hotel and Casino. In the time between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day much has happened.

This past week, formal charges of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under color of office were filed against Metro Officer Kenneth Lopera. The charges say Brown (Farmer) died after being placed in a chokehold.

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