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

08-01 homicide

The dad's July 17 death has been ruled a homicide.

(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...

Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner®, Comcast®, customers with access to News 12.

Already registered or an Optimum customer?
Log in
Time Warner®, Comcast® or Service ElectricSM customer?
Create an account
Not a customer?


advertisement | advertise on News 12


What can be done to improve police/community relations?

More outreach More training I'm fine the way it is

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

07-31 garner Mayor hosts roundtable on police-community relations blas 728 De Blasio addresses Eric Garner’s death 7-25 bk garner Family calls for civil rights charges in arrest death