JULY 17, 2014 - Staten Island, New York

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On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York, after a police officer put him in a chokehold. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Garner died partly as a result of the chokehold. New York City Police Department policy prohibits the use of chokeholds, and law enforcement personnel contend that it was a headlock and that no choking took place.