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A photo taken from police body camera footage showing the use of an illegal choke hold by NYPD officers during an arrest. Photo: NYPD via AP A photo taken from police body camera footage showing the use of an illegal choke hold by NYPD officers during an arrest. Photo: NYPD via AP

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laurence Love is weighing the future of a New York City law banning the police use of choke holds or diaphragm compression after a hearing Tuesday morning in which DLA Piper partner Anthony Paul Coles, who is representing a group of New York City-area police unions challenging the law, argued that city officials’ public statements have already acknowledged the law’s weaknesses.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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