NYPD Officer Who Put Eric Garner In Chokehold Won't Face Federal Charges


The New York City police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold that led to his fatal asthma attack will not face federal charges.The New York Times reports that Attorney General William Barr ordered that the case be dropped on Tuesday, one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death in 2014. A Staten Island grand jury also declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was caught on camera with his arm around Garner's neck after he was caught selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. The Justice Department's civil rights investigation had also dragged on amid internal disputes under both President Obama and President Trump. Barr's decision came right before a filing deadline expired.


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