I never said the cop did nothing against department policy. However, the hold may have been against policy; but it did not cost the man his life. The weight of 2 cops + his own is what suffocated him. Not the hold. Unfortunate fact, but still fact. There is a big difference between breaking policy compared to breaking the law. Another fact- many departments/agencies teach that exact move as a soft takedown technique to be deployed against non-violent physical non-compliance. Maybe not NYPD, but many do. The mantra is : Ask, tell, make. If (as reported on multiple news sources) the coroner's report states that the man died from chest compression asphyxiation vs. strangulation, then the cop has an excellent chance to get his job back if he wants to do so. Suspension w/o pay for breaking policy, but the facts do not support that the hold caused the man's death. If I had to guess, piling on a struggling suspect is not against policy. The pile on is what contributed to the man's death. Had the cop actually choked the man to death, I would be all for his criminal indictment. But he did not.