LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the death of an unarmed man after police squeezed his neck to subdue him outside a Las Vegas Strip resort (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Las Vegas police say that over the past decade, the number of times officers reported using carotid neck holds during arrests was cut nearly in half.

Still, a use-of-force report made public last week shows that officers used the choking method 51 times last year.

The technique was used early Sunday on an unarmed 40-year-old man who police say shook off the effects of a stun gun and punches before an officer squeezed his neck after a chase through a Las Vegas Strip resort.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The cause of death was pending.

The restraint technique restricts blood flow to a person’s brain and isn’t supposed to block breathing.

Las Vegas police reported cutting its use from 88 times in 2007 to 45 times in 2015.


12:20 a.m.

An unarmed man died after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold highlighting the controversial law enforcement technique to subdue people.

The New York Police Department — the nation’s largest — no longer allows officers to go for the neck after the July 2014 death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says the technique should be off-limits after Tashii Brown’s death outside a Strip casino early Sunday.

Las Vegas police train to use a version of a chokehold designed to avoid restricting the airway while cutting the flow of blood to the brain.

The Clark County coroner said a ruling on what killed Brown is pending.

District Attorney Steve Wolfson said there will be a public use-of-force review to air the findings of the investigation of Brown’s death.

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