Officer Responsible for Eric Garner's Death Will Not Be Indicted

Garner was killed in July after being placed in an illegal chokehold by New York police officers

Taylor Lewis Dec, 03, 2014

A New York City grand jury has decided that it will not indict the police officer responsible for Eric Garner’s July death, reports NY1.

Garner, a 43-year-old father, was killed in Staten Island last summer after being placed in an illegal chokehold by New York officer Daniel Pantaleo. The entire ordeal was caught on camera by a civilian bystander. Officers approached Garner because they suspected him of selling illegal cigarettes. Garner reportedly resisted arrest, and officers put him in the fatal chokehold, which was ruled a homicide by the coroner. 

Earlier today, Garner’s 18-year-old son, Eric Snipes, released a statement to the New York Daily News saying that he didn’t expect violent protests.

“It’s not going to be a Ferguson-like protest because I think everybody knows my father wasn’t a violent man, and they’re going to respect his memory by remaining peaceful,” Snipes said. 

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