Police chokeholds could become illegal in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — It could soon be illegal for police to use choke holds in the state of Illinois.

Incidents like the shooting death of Michael Brown and the choking death of Eric Garner have put police across the country under major public scrutiny.

Legislators in the Illinois state senate have proposed a bill that would prohibit officers from using choke-holds or putting a person in a position that prevents them from breathing.

One exception to the law would be if the use of deadly force is justified.

Police departments across the country have  made changes to use of force policies.

Some have even added body cameras to the officers equipment belt.