Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner’s Death A Homicide

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    A New York medical examiner has concluded what many suspected after watching video of Eric Garner’s fatal police encounter: The Staten Island man died as the result of an illegal police chokehold. NBC’s New York affiliate has the story:

    The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father whose death in police custody sparked national outrage, a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him.

    The medical examiner said compression of the neck and chest, along with his positioning on the ground while being restrained by police, caused his death.

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