Rev. Sharpton, family of Eric Garner call for civil rights investigation into death while in police custody

Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of a Staten Island man who died in police custody were in Brooklyn Friday, demanding a civil rights investigation

Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner,

Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Credit: AP)

BROOKLYN - Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of a Staten Island man who died in police custody were in Brooklyn Friday, demanding a civil rights investigation into the death. Rev. Sharpton, Garner's family and their attorney met with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Friends and family gathered at the Bethel Baptist Church in Boerum Hill Wednesday to remember Eric Garner. The 43-year-old grew up in the Gowanus Houses.

In a video, which has since gone viral, Garner can purportedly be seen being brought down by NYPD officers using what appears to be a chokehold. He then allegedly suffered a fatal heart attack. News 12 is told Garner was being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has ordered a sweeping review of all NYPD training procedures.

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