Eric Garner's chokehold death at NYPD's hands ruled homicide

Mourners gather at the funeral service for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn New York, July 23, 2014. [Reuters]


Mourners gather at the funeral service for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn New York, July 23, 2014. [Reuters]

"The death of a 43-year-old New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police officers has been ruled a homicide, according to the New York City medical examiner."

Eric Ganer was killed by "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police," said a spokesperson for the office.

[LA Times]

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