Washington – Holder: Justice Dept. Monitoring NYC Police Death Probe

    0

    Washington – Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has been in touch with the family of a New York City man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

    In a statement Friday, Holder called the death of Eric Garner “tragic” and said the Justice Department was “closely monitoring” the city’s investigation.

    A funeral service was held Friday for Garner. He died last week on Staten Island.

    An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing him in what appears be a chokehold. Autopsy results are pending.

    Police had suspected Garner of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.

    Follow VosIzNeias For Breaking News Updates



    Entertaining Videos and Delicious Recipes on Kosher.com



    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here