Eric Garner’s death by chokehold was ruled a homicide.
The Staten Island man who collapsed after being placed in the banned restraint by a Staten Island police officer died from compression of the neck and chest, the New York City Medical Examiner ruled Friday.
Although we didn’t need a medical examiner to confirm what was already evident and seen on the video circulating throughout the nation, these finding only further state the TRUTH.
The 43-year-old victim’s asthma, obesity and high blood pressure were also contributing factors in his death, the autopsy determined.
It was the latest development in a case that sparked national outrage after The Daily News obtained video showing Officer Daniel Pantaleo putting Garner in the chokehold.