Colorado Rights Blog

HB16-1264: Ban Law Enforcement Use Of Chokehold

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB16-1264
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: J. Melton / M. Johnston


The bill prohibits a peace officer from intentionally using a
chokehold against another person. The bill makes a violation a class 1
misdemeanor. The bill makes an exception if the officer believes his or
her life is in danger or that he or she or another person is in imminent
danger of death or serious bodily injury.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (06/10/2016)

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