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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:17 PM

No federal charges for NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death

Source: CNN

The Justice Department is not bringing federal charges against a New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, the New York man whose last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry in the Black Lives Matter movement....

The city medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide in the days after his death, and the medical examiner testified that Pantaleo's alleged chokehold caused an asthma attack and was "part of the lethal cascade of events."...

Attorney General William Barr made the decision not to bring charges against Pantaleo, siding with a Justice Department team from New York over the Civil Rights Division in Washington, due to concerns that prosecutors could not successfully prove the officer acted willfully, a senior Justice Department official said...

The decision means that Pantaleo will not face any criminal charges related to Garner's death, though he does still face departmental charges. Federal investigators have been examining the circumstances of Garner's death since 2014, after a grand jury in New York declined to indict the Staten Island officer. The city of New York settled with Garner's estate for $5.9 million in 2015.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/us/eric-garner-death-five-years-later/index.html

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Dem Dean Jul 2019 #1
oldsoftie Jul 2019 #2
Aristus Jul 2019 #3
yaesu Jul 2019 #4

Response to JudyM (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. What I'm thinking right now would get me banned if I posted it

 

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:44 PM

2. So no homicide, but MANSLAUGHTER seems within reach. Why didnt the Obama JD do anything?

This was LONG before trump, and we all knew how HIS JD would rule.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:44 PM

3. I see the porcine thin blue line is oinking their support for their fellow murderer...

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:58 PM

4. its was state sponsored murder. nt

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