Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer

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from The New York Times,

Five years after Mr. Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry, Attorney General William P. Barr ordered the case be dropped.

A contentious, yearslong debate inside the Justice Department over whether to bring federal civil rights charges against an officer in the death of Eric Garner ended on Tuesday after Attorney General William P. Barr ordered that the case be dropped.

The United States attorney in Brooklyn, Richard P. Donoghue, announced the decision one day before the fifth anniversary of Mr. Garner’s death at the hands of police officers on Staten Island.

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