Video footage circulating social media platforms shows a London police officer kneeling on the head and neck of a Black man who was subsequently charged with carrying a knife.
Tehreek-Hurriyat chair and a possible replacement of veteran resistance leader Syed Geelani, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was detained under the controversial Public Safety Act, which allows for detention for up to two years without trial.
The action comes after police released photos showing three officers smiling as they reenacted a chokehold that their colleagues used on Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after police stopped him last summer in a Denver suburb.
The measure bans choke holds, restricts officer immunity, combats racial profiling and establishes a database to track police misconduct. It now faces a showdown in the Senate where Republican leadership has no intention of passing it.
The investigation into the death of 23-year-old black man will be thorough and “worthy of public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system”, Colorado's attorney general said in a statement.
French police are under scrutiny after a man of North African origin died after being arrested last January.
A 25-year-old man was detained at the scene and has been arrested on suspicion of killing three people, police say.
French government has backed away from banning chokehold technique during arrest amid the growing protests over police brutality and racial injustice unleashed by George Floyd’s death in the US.
Meanwhile in Seattle, a judge ordered police to temporarily halt using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Several French lawmakers are now compelled to hinder accountability, not racial injustice.
American civil society, undermined deliberately or unwittingly by both parties for short-term political gain or ideological satisfaction, is weaker than at any time since 1860.
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