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First responders in alleged NYC chokehold case pulled from regular duty
First responders in alleged NYC chokehold case pulled from regular duty

As New York City officials investigate the case of a Staten Island man who died Thursday after allegedly being put in a chokehold by police, the city’s Fire Department removed the first responders who attended to the man from regular duty. Four emergency medical personnel -- two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians -- attended to Eric Garner after he appeared to pass out during a tussle with police.  The four will not be able to respond to 911 emergency calls until a Fire Department investigation is complete, according to a statement from Richmond University Medical Center, where Garner was taken and declared dead. Hospital officials are conducting...

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