Nope, I'd never tap on that hold. where his elbow creases is, his trach has space. also without hooks in, he's got no leverage.The trachea can still be compressed by a forearm if given enough force. Not as effectively if the elbow is properly placed but still possible none the less. With the position the officer is in and with his right hand locked in he has more than enough pressure to compress the trachea.
I agree. but I see no reason why garner needed to be "disabled" at that point in the video.If the intent was to disable Garner there were other options than going for his neck. It was sloppy but it is apparent to me that Garner was being choked by the officer.
Upon further review, I think you might be right. However it also looks like the grey shirt is pulling out of the hold? I could be wrong and it is a bad picture to use as an example.
yes, grey shirt is attempting the classic escape from the back.