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NYPD chokehold death ruled homicide; expert predicts grand jury case
NYPD chokehold death ruled homicide; expert predicts grand jury case

The death of a 43-year-old New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police officers has been ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner's office. Eric Garner, whose death became a national controversy after video surfaced of an officer placing him in what appeared to be a chokehold on July 17, was killed by "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police," according to Julie Bolcer, director of public affairs for the medical examiner's office. Bolcer said Garner's asthma, obesity and cardiovascular disease were contributing factors, but the medical examiner's office has...

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