Justice Department Will NOT Prosecute NYPD Officer in Eric Garner’s Death

The United States Justice Department has decided not to bring federal charges against New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pontaleo, who is accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, according to CNN.

Wednesday would have been the deadline for federal charges against the officer.

The New York medical examiner’s officer had ruled Garner’s death a homicide following his death, alleging that the chokehold caused an asthma attack.

U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said “There is nothing in the video to suggest that Officer Pantaleo intended or attempted to place Mr. Garner in a chokehold.”

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