The Sarasota Police Chief ordered officers to stop using a neck restraint following the death of George Floyd.

“Effective immediately, officers of the Sarasota Police Department will no longer utilize the vascular neck restraint as delineated in S.O.P. 703 — Use of Force,” the chief wrote in a May 27 order.

The Sarasota Police Department’s procedure permitted officers who were trained in the vascular neck restraint technique to use it on any person who demonstrated “active physical resistance to resist arrest” and who appeared to have the ability to physically harm the officer or others, if the use of lesser force was not likely to “achieve safe control of the subject.”