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Eric Garner in a chokehold from NYPD.
BREAKING: Medical examiner says chokehold by police officer caused death of NYC man; ruled homicide.
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From NBC New York:
The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father whose death in police custody sparked national outrage, a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him.
The medical examiner said compression of the neck and chest, along with Garner's positioning on the ground while being restrained by police during the July 17 stop on Staten Island, caused his death.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old man from Staten Island, New York was tackled by a NY police officer, who put him in an illegal chokehold, which resulted in his death.. The video went viral and the outrage continues to mount. WARNING, this video is tough to watch:

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 12:21 PM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group.

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