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The DC Code: § 5-125.02 Definitions.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
A "trachea hold," "arm bar hold," or "bar-arm hold" means any weaponless technique or any technique using the officer's arm, a long or short police baton, or a flashlight or other firm object that attempts to control or disable a person by applying force or pressure against the trachea, windpipe, or the frontal area of the neck with the purpose or intent of controlling a person's movement or rendering a person unconscious by blocking the passage of air through the windpipe.
2
A "carotid artery hold," "sleeper hold," or "v hold" means any weaponless technique which is applied in an effort to control or disable a person by applying pressure or force to the carotid artery or the jugular vein or the sides of the neck with the intent or purpose of controlling a person's movement or rendering a person unconscious by constricting the flow of blood to and from the brain.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 4-189. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-77, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 5-125.01. Miscellaneous Notes Mayor authorized to issue rules: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 5-125.01. DC CODE § 5-125.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Jan. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-77, § 3, 32 DCR 6497.)