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To settle suit, NYPD agrees to scale back enforcement of protests

By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – The New York City Police Department on Tuesday agreed to scale back its enforcement of street protests like those that erupted after the death of George Floyd in 2020, enacting a series of reforms including banning the tactic known as “kettling.”

Kettling involves creating a cordon of police officers to surround a crowd in order to control it. Critics say the tactic ensnares lawful protesters and innocent bystanders.