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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:05 AM

Eric Garner chokehold case given over to new investigating team at Justice Department

Source: NY Daily News

Federal prosecutors and FBI agents in New York have ceded control of the civil rights probe of Eric Garner's chokehold death to a new investigative team based in the Justice Department.

Sources said that since the Eastern District of New York crew had recommended that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo's actions did not rise to the level of a federal crime it was not possible for the Brooklyn-based agents to see the case through to the end.

Civil rights officials in Washington, disagreed with the recommendation, leading to a highly unusual split in the investigation that has dragged on for more than two years, sources said.

"I wouldn't use the word 'replaced' to describe what happened," to the New York prosecutors and agents, said a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. "You could say they didn't want to go forward."....

The decision whether to seek a federal indictment will ultimately be made by the Justice Department's civil rights division and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. There had been a prosecutor from the Washington civil rights office working with the Eastern District prosecutors on the case in Brooklyn.

Evidence in the Staten Island death was presented to a grand jury earlier this year, but the panel has yet to vote on it.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/eric-garner-case-hands-new-doj-investigative-team-article-1.2843709?cid=bitly

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Rose Siding Oct 2016 OP
Coolest Ranger Oct 2016 #1
msanthrope Oct 2016 #2
NobodyHere Oct 2016 #3
Chakab Oct 2016 #4
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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:17 AM

1. In other words

sweep it under the rug and hope we forget. I hope AG Lynch had a hand in this. I want to see that cop go down

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:23 AM

2. Lawyer up, assholes. Federal grand juries don't play. nt

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 11:29 AM

3. I doubt this goes anywhere

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:20 PM

4. The most disgusting part of this is that the only person who was punished was the black female

 

sergeant who was the ranking officer on the scene. The RW made a big deal the fact that the supervising officer was black. However, if you listen to the tape, you can clearly hear her telling the officers to back off of Garner after the had tackled him.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:48 PM

5. title should read "Eric Garner Murder Case" (IMO)

we all saw it with our own eyes. murdered.

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