No charges against NY police in 2014 choking death of black man

Protest erupts in New York after police officer avoids charges in Eric Garner chokehold case

Protest erupts in New York after police officer avoids charges in Eric Garner chokehold case

"Mr. Garner died from being morbidly obese" and having other health issues, attorney Stuart London said earlier this year.

Emerald Garner, chanted "I can't breathe" 11 times.

But the mayor's response is ringing hollow to members of the Garner family who for years have asked him to fire Pantaleo from the force.

Garner, a 43-300 and sixty five days-frail African American, modified into detained for allegedly promoting free cigarettes and died after being placed in a chokehold by the officer.

A federal civil rights investigation was launched after a grand jury refused to indict the officer in December 2014.

Prosecutors speak there modified into insufficient proof to carry fees.

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams brought fighting words in an op-ed for Newsweek saying the struggle for justice in the case is a "fight against a system of white men - many of them Democrats - who proclaim themselves to be for progress while undercutting that declaration with words and inaction", laying the blame on de Blasio, O'Neill, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY had recommended no charges, while Justice Department civil rights prosecutors sought charges against Pantaleo.

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"You can do something about it", said Takiema McKiver, 30, from Queens, responding to de Blasio's comments. He has been suspended with pay. If he's found to have put Garner in a chokehold, a move prohibited by the department, he could lose his job.

The mayor's office said Police Commissioner James O'Neill is expected to decide Pantaleo's fate by August 31 - after he receives a report from the administrative judge overseeing his departmental hearing.

Gwen Carr, Garner's mother, told WPIX the decision was "disappointing" and "to add insult to injury, they waited until the day before his death anniversary to say this". "This present day, we can no longer breathe".

"Mr. Garner stated, 'I can't breathe.' And I would point out that he made the statement only after he fell to the sidewalk and after Officer Pantaleo released his grip from Mr. Garner's neck".

After five years of silence, federal prosecutors officially cleared the NYPD of criminal conduct in the death of Eric Garner. "This is not about letting any situation take away what are supposed to be our path to justice, there's supposed to be due process, it's something we need to honor in this country". They failed to act in any way for five years. "We won't make that mistake again". He said Garner's death was a tragedy and that "for anyone to die under circumstances like these is a tremendous loss".

"CCRB recommends a penalty of termination without his pension", prosecuting lawyer Suzanne O'Hare said as part of her closing arguments.

Officials suggested U.S. media that the closing resolution to no longer carry fees modified into made by Attorney Overall William Barr.

"Significantly, Officer Pantaleo was not engaged in a chokehold on Mr. Garner when he said he could not breathe, and neither Officer Pantaleo nor any other officer applied a chokehold to Mr. Garner after he first said he could not breathe", Donoghue said.

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