Chokeholds can suffocate and kill people. Especially with excessive force and depending on a persons health and status. The police in this country have so many options to take down a suspect. A chokehold should not be a viable option because it could kill suspect. If this were to happen to an innocent victim, and police used excessive force and person died in their custody, this should be considered murder or at least manslaughter. Police are people and the laws of this country need to apply to them also. We cannot have police brutality and police killing innocent people or even a criminal, unless completely necessary.