'Sleeper hold' tactic questioned in death of Calif. man

Baton strikes and TASER were ineffective in the violent encounter with a schizophrenic individual


By J.D. Velasco and Brian Day
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

EL MONTE, Calif. — During their encounter with schizophrenic El Monte resident Khoa Le last week, police used a controversial neck hold known as the carotid restraint, as well as other suppression tactics.

A short time later, Le was dead.

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