NYC Grand Jury Close To Decision On NYPD's Fatal Chokehold Of Eric Garner
The NYC grand jury still remains in deliberation concerning the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner on July 17.
The 43-year-old was seized by NYPD officers for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The officers then brought Garner to the concrete where he was held in a chokehold until he lost his breath. The grand jury will decide whether to indict the policeman responsible for Garner's death, whose forceful apprehension is a violation of the NYPD's arrest policy.
CBS News reports that a decision will be announced before the end of 2014. This news arrives the same week as the no-indicment headline for Ferguson, Mo. Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which sparked international and stateside protests.