The Placentia Police Department announced Tuesday evening it will suspend the use of the carotid restraint control hold, effective immediately until further evaluation and assessment.

The announcement was made by Chief Darin Lenyi following recent protests in California and across the nation following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 27.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training has notified all law enforcement agencies it has de-certified the use of the hold from training standards.

The Los Angeles Police Department is among the other departments to announce a moratorium on the use of the hold.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday called for the end of the carotid hold and other like techniques in California, directing that it be removed from the state police training program and state training materials.

Newsom committed to working with the Legislature on a statewide ban that would apply to all police departments across the state.

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