Breaking News: Eric Garner’s Death Ruled A Homicide! [VIDEO]
We've been saying it for weeks and now it is confirmed, the NYPD killed Eric Garner with excessive force. His death is officially ruled a HOMICIDE!
The video went viral of 43 year old Eric Garner who was put in a choke hold by New York Police that left him breathless on July 17th 2014.
During the encounter, Garner raised both hands in the air and told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows an officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a choke hold and pull him to the sidewalk, rolling him onto his stomach.
"I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" Garner said repeatedly, his cries muffled into the pavement.
Today (8/1/14) the medical examiner confirms the cause of death: "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,"
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.”