Death of Eric Garner



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On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in a headlock or chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while arresting him. NYPD policy prohibits the use of chokeholds, and the officer denied choking Garner. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office report stated "Cause of Death: Compression of neck, compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police" and "Contributing Conditions: Acute and chronic bronchial asthma; Obesity; Hypertensive cardiovascular disease." However, the lawyer for the accused officer has asserted that a subsequent internal report from New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief Surgeon Eli Kleinman, completed at the request of NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, found that Pantaleo did not put Garner into a chokehold, and that Garner' pre-existing health conditions β€” including obesity, asthma, hypertension, and diabetes β€” contributed to his death. The filming of the incident brought police brutality into wider public awareness.

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A departmental trial has begun for New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was involved in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in 2014...
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

The disciplinary trial of the New York City policeman who fatally choked an unarmed black suspect in 2014 opened on Monday with the officer's lawyer shredding a..
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Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner -- an unarmed black man killed during an encounter with police in New York City in 2014 -- spoke Monday as the NYPD..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold began on Monday, nearly five years..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Garner was the unarmed black man whose pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Officer faces a disciplinary hearing Monday on charges he usedΒ excessive force against Eric Garner, kicking off a series of Black Lives Matter protests.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold will begin on Monday, nearly five..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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