Medical examiner: Police chokehold caused death of Staten Island man Eric Garner

The dad's July 17 death has been ruled

The dad's July 17 death has been ruled a homicide. (August 1, 2014 5:40 PM)

(AP) A chokehold used by a white police officer on a black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.

Eric Garner, 43, whose videotaped confrontation with police has caused widespread outcry and calls by the Rev. Al Sharpton for federal prosecution, was killed by "the compression...

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