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Title: Cop Cleared of Wrongdoing in Skateboarder Choking Incident
Post by: Hockey_ on July 03, 2007, 08:03:27 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.   A police officer who appeared to choke a skateboarder in a video posted online has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal review board.

The Hot Springs Police Department Internal Affairs Board found the use of force was within the police department's policy on non-deadly force and recommended "no changes to this policy." The decision was released Monday.

Officer Joey Williams stopped a group of skateboarders June 21 on a downtown city sidewalk. Skateboarding is banned in the area.,2933,287835,00.html