Grand jury returns no indictment in Eric Garner chokehold case

Grand jury returns no indictment in Eric Garner chokehold case
(Image credit: YouTube)

A Staten Island grand jury has decided not to bring charges against the New York City police officer whose chokehold resulted in the death of a black man, Eric Garner.

In July, officer Daniel Pantaleo used a chokehold while trying to arrest Garner for selling loose cigarettes without a license. The incident was caught on camera, and Garner can be heard saying "I can't breathe" before he collapses.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us