Eric Garner’s family demands justice as officer won’t face federal charges in chokehold death

AmNews Staff Reports | 7/17/2019, 10:55 a.m.
Five years ago, Eric Garner uttered his last words, “I can’t breathe” during a confrontation with the NYPD.
Gwen Carr and the family of Eric Garner Facebook/Rev. Al Sharpton photo

Five years ago, Eric Garner uttered his last words, “I can’t breathe” during a confrontation with the NYPD.

Officers were attempting to arrest Garner on charges he sold loose, untaxed cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store. He refused to be handcuffed, and officers took him down.

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