Eric Garner homicide: Medical examiner rules on NYPD chokehold victim.

NYPD Chokehold Victim's Death Ruled Homicide

NYPD Chokehold Victim's Death Ruled Homicide

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Aug. 1 2014 3:50 PM

NYPD Chokehold Victim's Death Ruled Homicide

Garner shortly before police attempted to take him into custody.


New York City's medical examiner has ruled that Eric Garner—the 43-year-old Staten Island man who died after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer in an incident caught on video—was the victim of a homicide.

Goodman is a New York Times police reporter. From the New York Daily News:

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner said Friday that Garner died from compression of the neck, which the office labeled a chokehold, and compression of the chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by cops.

The Pix11 TV station reported this week that a police report on Garner's arrest did not mention that he was put in a chokehold. The NYPD's guidelines prohibit the move's use.