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December 4th, 2014
08:19 PM ET

What the Eric Garner grand jury saw

There are new questions about what New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo told the grand jury and whether it jibes with the video of Eric Garner's death.

Pantaleo said he never meant to harm the 43-year-old, but did evidence tell a different story?

CNN's Jean Casarez has more OutFront.


Filed under: Chokehold death • Justice • News
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  1. Sam

    Dig a little deeper folks. He had health problems already that contributed to his death. I'm sure the takedown didn't help him, but he did resist arrest and he was no stranger to law enforcement. Arnold, see how you fare when the police aren't around. Behave yourself and do right. Always respect the law, even if you don't agree with it. Our culture has changed so much from people who are responsible citizens and contributing to society, to one where people are rude, selfish, and just dare others to defy them if they are doing something wrong. So if you think that you are above the law and threaten others, get ready for a wake-up call. People, including the police, are not going to take it any longer. Just sayin.

    December 9, 2014 at 11:31 am | Reply
  2. BigSir

    The video shows that he is large and resisting the police so he got choked. No surprise there. But he died because of the choke hold, its in the ME report. The cop is guilty of manslaughter, obviously. He didn't plan to kill him but he did.

    December 6, 2014 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • steve

      if they were both civilians then it would definately be manslaughter. But one of them is a police officer who has the right to use necessary force to facilitate an arrest. The force he used was not excessive. He merely took the man to the ground so they could put handcuffs on him. Garner was resisting arrest and as soon as the cops got him down on the ground they stopped using the force. It was a terrible accident but it was not criminal. There was no intent to hurt Eric Garner. The man died because he had asthma and was overwieght.

      December 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  3. Greg from Milwaukee

    The organizers of the protests should be commended for getting the country's attention in a peaceful manner, and asking for change... but until they use their fleeting moment of power THEY MUST demand a new grand jury be convened. We all saw a man die on the camera, What will more camera's change until we change the mindset of the justice system.

    December 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  4. Arnold

    America is the biggest police state of the world they scared everyone off.

    December 4, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Wow, you are seriously CLUELESS!

      December 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Zarthus

      Arnold you have no idea what a police state is. The USA is not even close. There would be no protests if this was a police state all the people rioting and making a stand in the streets would be hit with real bullets and not rubber ones with tear gas. Arnold wake up to reality the United States of America is one of the calmest when it comes to police authority. Get out of your little box and try living in China, Russia, Mexico, Brazil. These are just a few that would not even put up with protesters. WAKE UP ARNOLD!

      December 9, 2014 at 10:37 am | Reply

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