Official: NYPD chokehold killed man
NBC New York: A New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, 43, a homicide, saying a chokehold while in police custody killed him.
The examiner said Garner’s asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors.
A video showed Garner in what appears to be a chokehold during his arrest. He can be heard gasping “I can’t breathe” multiple times.
The New York Police Department has not commented on the report.
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