No indictment for white NYC cop in chokehold death of black man

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A grand jury decided against an indictment Wednesday in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, who died after white police officer Daniel Pantaleo put him in a choke hold, according to two law enforcement officials.

During his fatal police encounter, Garner raised both hands in the air and told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows an officer behind him grab him in a chokehold and pull him to the sidewalk, rolling him onto his stomach.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Garner said repeatedly, his cries muffled into the pavement.

The cause of Garner’s death was “compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,” the medical examiner’s office has said. The death was ruled a homicide.

5 comments

  • Garry Crist

    Wrong decision the officer should have had some type of charge brought against him. You can clearly hear Mr. Garner telling officers he couldn’t breathe while in a choke hold. This is another prime example of police brutality and an officer overstepping his boundaries. I wish the decision could be overturned cuz this officer should go to jail this is the second time an officer done something like this.

    • Garry Crist

      Done something like this in New York and as a matter of fact it’s the second for the officer. My heart go out to Mr. Garners family and my prayer are with them

  • OneMan'sOpinion

    The way this story is worded, it clearly sounds as though this was improper behavior of the officer. Grand Juries usually get much more to analyze and should defend their decision.

  • Garry Crist

    Yes very true. I hate racism because I am what you called a ghetto white boy and when I look at people I don’t see color. All of the media is making this out to be a racial thing and it’s not right it’s not about race it’s about police brutality.

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