Eric Garner's wife, mother speak out after homicide chokehold ruling
Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 01:09
Family and supporters of a New York man, who died after NYPD officers put him in a chokehold, rally for justice after his death is ruled a homicide. Linda So reports.
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A rallying cry for justice in the death of Eric Garner, the New York man who died after NYPD officers put him a chokehold.
His death now ruled a homicide.
SOUNDBITE: REVEREND AL SHARPTON, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SAYING:
"The medical examiner now has said it was compression and that it was on his chest, throat, and back."
The Rev. Al Sharpton rallied with supporters, Garner's wife and his children.
SOUNDBITE: ERIC GARNER'S WIDOW ESAW GARNER SAYING:
"I met with the prosecutors and I feel like I did the right thing by doing that. And I just want them to do the right thing and get justice for my husband."
Family members and supporters of Garner are calling on prosecutors to bring charges against the arresting officers.
His mother addressing the crowd.
SOUNDBITE: ERIC GARNER'S MOTHER GWEN CARR, SAYING:
"I've just been a mess since this happened, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, wake up screaming."
Garner's death prompted outrage after a bystander captured video showing police arresting him and putting him in a chokehold, a manuever that's been banned by the police force.
Garner was confronted by officers for allegedly peddling untaxed cigarettes.
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