NYC Police Officer Won't Be Indicted in Chokehold Death

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A grand jury in New York City has declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in July.

Jonathon Moore, an attorney for the victim's family, said Wednesday he was told there would be no criminal charges, the Associated Press reported.

Garner, 43, was stopped in Staten Island on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes. A video shot by a witness showed the officer putting Garner in a chokehold after he resisted being handcuffed. He refused to relinquish the hold even after Garner yelled he couldn't breathe.

The New York Police Department policy does not allow the use of chokeholds by officers. 

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