DA taking NY in-custody death to grand jury
A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer
NEW YORK — A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner.
Amateur video shows the 43-year-old gasping "I can't breathe" as an officer places him in a chokehold.
Donovan says his decision is based on his office's investigation and the medical examiner's ruling that the death was homicide.
He says a court granted his request for the extra grand jury on Monday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is leading a protest to Donovan's office on Saturday. He's calling for charges against the officers involved in Garner's death.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- DC cops' body cams won't be on while they monitor inauguration demonstrators
- Slain Fla. officer's cuffs used to arrest suspect
- Pa. cop sues Wal-Mart over termination for carrying gun on duty
- Details emerge in shooting of Ariz. trooper by driver he sought to help
- Video: Alleged Fla. cop killer refuses lawyer, shouts profanities in court