NYC Police Officer Won’t Be Charged In Chokehold Death Case

December 3, 2014 2:45 pm

A grand jury has decided not to charge the New York City police officer who used a chokehold on an African-American man who later died, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

After months of investigation, Officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be charged in the death of Eric Garner, 43, who died in July after being placed in a chokehold by Pantaleo during a confrontation. The newspaper cited “a person briefed on the matter.”

The case sparked national controversy because the scuffle was caught on tape. Protesters held large-scale demonstrations in New York City. The news comes just days after a grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police for for the death of Michael Brown.

The grand jury reviewed videotape of the incident and heard testimony from officers involved, according to the Times.

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