Friday, August 1, 2014

Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner's Death a Homicide, Says He Was Killed By Chokehold

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 • Updated at 6:48 PM EDT
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.
Garner's acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors, the medical examiner determined.

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Man Who Died in Police Custody

[NY] Hundreds Attend Funeral for Man Who Died in Police Custody
Hundreds of friends, family members and advocates gathered in Brooklyn to mourn 43-year-old Eric Garner, the man who died last week after the NYPD allegedly put him in a chokehold while making an arrest. Ida Siegal reports.
A spokesman for Richmond County District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, who's leading the investigation in the case, said his office had been contacted with the cause and manner of Garner's death but was waiting for the official death certificate and the autopsy report to be issued

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