Garner family, Rev. Al Sharpton meet with federal officials in Brooklyn

Garner's death has been ruled a homicide and

Garner's death has been ruled a homicide and the Staten Island district attorney announced Tuesday that the case was going to a grand jury. (Credit: News 12)

Family members of Eric Garner, joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton, met with officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office Thursday in Downtown Brooklyn in hope that federal prosecutors will take over the investigation.

Eric Garner, 43, died last month after he had been stopped by police for allegedly selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. In a cellphone video of the incident, an officer is seen...

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