Choke holding a person to death should be manslaughter if done by a police officer who should have enough training not to require using the cholk hold on a routine basis. If there are aggravating circumstances to prove murder by a cop or anybody, then murder charges should be brought. But this is manslaughter even if done by a cop. It is my opinion that, in some localities, the police know they can get away with murder, and they do. Note I said SOME LOCALITIES, NOT MOST.