NYPD Officer Cleared in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Posted by on Dec 03, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Cue another freakout from Al Sharpton and company.

A Staten Island grand jury cleared an NYPD cop Wednesday in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during his caught-on-video arrest for peddling loose cigarettes, The Post has learned.

The panel voted a “no-bill” and dismissed all potential charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, sources said.

The blockbuster decision capped weeks of investigation by the special grand jury, which was empaneled in September specifically to review evidence in Garner’s racially charged death.

It was unclear exactly what charges prosecutors asked the grand jury to consider filing, or how the vote went.

Under New York law, an indictment must be agreed upon by at least 12 members of a grand jury, which can have up to 23 members.

Cellphone video of Garner’s July 17 arrest shows Pantaleo wrestling him to the sidewalk on Bay Street, with the white cop’s arms wrapped around the neck of the black suspect.

Garner had over 30 prior arrests before this incident.

Police union leaders denied that Pantaleo used a chokehold — which is banned by the NYPD — and blasted the autopsy as part of a “political” witch hunt.

Garner’s family has filed notice it plans to sue the city for $75 million on grounds including wrongful death, pre-death pain and suffering, and civil rights violations.

The family and adviser the Rev. Al Sharpton have also repeatedly called on the feds to investigate his death.

Safe to say Holder will comply with his boss Sharpton’s wishes.

Here’s video of the incident:

If the so-called “civil rights community” wants to regain any credibility it’s more worth their time being upset over this than over Mike Brown. Also curious to see the reaction of Mayor Big Bird, although he probably has to clear any statements with Sharpton.

Update: To no surprise, the hysterical left acts hysterically:

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One Response to “NYPD Officer Cleared in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner”

  1. SNuss on 4/04/14 at 11:19 am

    Unlike the Mike Brown case, there was no reason for this suspect to die, during an arrest. It may have been medical ignorance on the part of police to not realize that this man had physical issues, but they should have erred on the side of caution when he said that he couldn’t breathe. So, there IS blame to be placed. Selling loose cigarettes should not qualify you for a death sentence.