The grand jury's decision means that there will not be criminal charges in the case, but NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said earlier today that there may be up to three other investigations into the incident that could lead to a civil case or federal charges.
Garner's family has already indicated that they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD for $75 million.
The grand jury was made up of 23 residents of Staten Island and led by a foreperson. A decision required a majority of the jury -- meaning at least 12 people. - ABC News
NYPD cop in Eric Garner chokehold death not indicted - NY Daily News
Eric Garner's widow reacted with shock and dismay Wednesday after a Staten Island grand jury voted not to indict the NYPD officer who was caught on camera killing her husband with a chokehold.
“Oh my God, are you serious?” Esaw Garner asked when a Daily News reporter broke the news to her.
“I’m very disappointed,” she said, her voice rising with shock and anger. “You can see in the video that (the cop) was dead wrong!”
Garner was referring to the shocking cellphone video first published on NYDailyNews.com that showed Officer Daniel Pantaleo placing a gasping Garner in a chokehold — a move banned by the NYPD — and wrestling him to the ground.
“I can’t breathe,” the doomed dad could be heard saying at least 10 times.
N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death - CNN.com
Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.Live updates: No charges for NYPD officer in chokehold death of Eric Garner - Yahoo News
They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a civil rights investigation.Garner, an unarmed black man, died in July after a white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put him in a chokehold. Garner's death was later ruled a homicide."This fight ain't over. It just begun. I'm determined to get justice for my husband because he shouldn't have been killed in that way. He shouldn't have been killed in any way," said Esaw Garner, his widow.
A New York City grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, Wednesday in the July chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, in a case that drew comparisons to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent clearing of officer Darren Wilson. Yahoo News is providing live updates.
No indictment for NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in fatal Eric Garner chokehold case http://goo.gl/cVdJae
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