Medical examiner says NYPD chokehold killed Staten Island dad Eric Garner

The 43-year-old dad died July 17th after cops on Staten Island attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes. 'Thank God the truth is finally out,' the man's widow said Friday after the report was unveiled. The death of a Staten Island man who collapsed after being placed in an illegal chokehold by a police officer has been ruled a homicide. Eric Garner died from compression of the neck and chest while being physically restrained by police officers, the New York City Medical Examiner said Friday. Garner’s asthma, obesity and high blood pressure were contributing factors in his death, the autopsy determined. It was the latest development in a case that sparked national outrage after The Daily News obtained video showing Officer Daniel Pantaleo putting Garner in the chokehold. Garner’s widow said she was relieved that the ME confirmed what had been suspected for weeks. “Thank God the truth is finally out,” Esaw Garner told The Daily News. “Thank God for that.” In a terse statement, the Staten Island District Attorney’s office said it had been in touch with the ME.
Police officers use a chokehold on Eric Garner that resulted in his death, according to the New York City Medical Examiner.
Police officers use a chokehold on Eric Garner that resulted in his death, according to the New York City Medical Examiner.
“We await the issuance of the official death certificate and the autopsy report,” it said. “The investigation into Mr. Garner's death continues." It was the latest development in a case that sparked national outrage after The Daily News obtained video showing Officer Daniel Pantaleo putting Garner in the chokehold. Garner’s widow said she was relieved that the ME confirmed what had been suspected for weeks. “Thank God the truth is finally out,” Esaw Garner told The Daily News. “Thank God for that.” In a terse statement, the Staten Island District Attorney’s office said it had been in touch with the ME.
Daniel Pantaleo, the cop involved in the fatal encounter, with Eric Garner has been reassigned.
Daniel Pantaleo, the cop involved in the fatal encounter, with Eric Garner has been reassigned.
“We await the issuance of the official death certificate and the autopsy report,” it said. “The investigation into Mr. Garner's death continues." Garner was black. Pantaleo is white. And the incident has roiled relations between the police and minority residents on Staten Island.

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