The latest on Eric Garner Chokehold Case: A grand jury has decided not to indict the New York police officer in the death of 43 year old Eric Garner on a Staten Island sidewalk on the 17 July 2014.
In July the video footage of the encounter between Garner 43 and officer Daniel Pantaleo set tongues wagging because it showed Eric Garner telling the officer over and over “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe! But the office ignored him and put him on the ground.
According to reports from the medical examiner’s, the cause of Garner’s death was “compression of neck (chokehold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,” Eric Garner was death was ruled as homicide.
“It’s a very painful day for so many New Yorkers,” Mayor Bill de Blasio
President Obama also said “We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of the trust and a strengthening of the accountability between our communities and law enforcement,”… “we are all equal under the law,” “Regardless of race, region, this is an American problem. It’s not just a black problem, or a brown problem … when anybody in this country isn’t being treated equal under the law that’s a problem and it’s my job as president to help solve it,”
Garner’s family are scheduled to speak to the press tonight.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family