Eric Garner Chokehold Case Headed to Grand Jury
Before the shooting death of Michael Brown last week, the killing of Eric Garner by the NYPD was the case of police violence that had spurred outrage. On Tuesday, NBC News reported that a case concerning Garner’s death would head to a grand jury.
Garner died after being put in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, an incident captured on video; the medical examiner later ruled Garner’s death a homicide.
It was not announced what charges would be brought, or against whom, as at least two officers and several paramedics were punished following the incident. An attorney for Pantaleo, who was stripped of his gun and badge, said he had been notified of the grand jury, which will convene in September, and indicated he was weighing whether his client would testify.
District Attorney Daniel Donovan told NBC News he assigned an unprecedented amount of resources to the case.
[h/t NBC News New York]
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