New York Grand Jury Reaches Decision And Decides Not To Indite The Police Officer That Killed Eric Garner
New York Grand Jury Reaches Decision And Decides
Not To Indite The Police Officer That Killed Eric Garner
A Staten Island, New York, grand jury has refused to indict a white NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner.
The incident occurred this past July when Garner was detained and placed in an illegal chokehold by Pantaleo for selling untaxed loose cigarettes.
“The grand jury kept interviewing witnesses but you didn't need witnesses,” the anguished widow said.
“You can be a witness for yourself. Oh my God, this s--- is crazy.”
E saw Garner said she is now placing her hopes for justice with the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Well, I guess I have to go with the next step,” she said.
Garner’s 19-year-old son, Eric Snipes, called the decision “insane.”
“Oh man, this is not fair,” he said. “It's not fair how he could get away with murder.
I feel disgusted. I'm never going to see my pops again.”
“The grand jury needs to come talk to me and tell me why they're not indicting this guy.
That's what the grand jury needs to do. Come tell me in person why they're not indicting this guy.”
Then mother and son left for the offices of the National Action Network in Manhattan, where she was expected to make a further statement alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton.