Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the new policies are aimed to help build trust and confidence between law enforcement and the public.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office said that after investigating, it "did not find that the deputy used a hold that restricted" the suspect's ability to breath.
"The issues raised in the arrest and death of Garner and its aftermath are of the greatest significance," Thursday's ruling read.
"When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could have ended their restraint," Sergeant David Ploger said in court.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a police reform bill that bans the maneuver by police officers.
After weeks of protests, New York joins Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., and California in banning chokeholds by police officers.
Colorado Republican State Senator Rob Woodward was criticized following a Friday Senate floor speech about a debt collection bill.
A Las Cruces, New Mexico police officer is expected to be fired and charged in the death of a man who died after being placed in a controversial neck hold in late February after a medical examiner ruled the death a homicide on Friday.
Some officers were also found to have quickly resorted to using the hold when they met verbal resistance, according to a report released Monday.
Researchers published the first controlled experiment to ask whether cameras have an effect on use of force and complaints against police.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked protesters to suspend their protests in light of the recent killings of two NYPD officers.
London's Metropolitan Police said a small group of protesters had fought with security
In New York, a group calling itself the NY Justice League asked local officials to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo over Garner's death.
West Coast cities had braced for trouble after clashes in Berkeley, Seattle and Washington on Saturday
A second video depicting Eric Garner's final moments has surfaced on Facebook.
Protests in New York over the police chokehold case will stretch into days ahead with the aid of social media and established networks, activists said on Friday.
The City paid $30,000 in a 2013 settlement stemming from Pantaleo's behavior