December 5th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

Similarities in Garner, Rodney King cases: Could chokehold case end up in federal court?

Friday was the third night of major protests happening in multiple cities across the nation.

Demonstrators marched against another grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

After Eric Garner: What's point of police body cameras?

The encounter between police and Eric Garner right before Garner's death was caught on tape. And like the now infamous encounter between Rodney King and police more than two decades ago that was also caught on tape - excessive force caught on tape didn't result in a conviction for the accused officer.

CNN's Sara Sidner has more.

Filed under: Chokehold death • Eric Garner • Justice • News
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  1. Mel

    As an OIF Infantry Veteran I am kind of confused as to why in Baghdad, we weren't allowed to take someone's life unless they had a locked and loaded weapon POINTED DIRECTLY AT YOU. All this talk (and that's ALL it is) about someone "reaching for something(usually a wallet for ID)" is just an excuse for police to not have courage(at least in the case of the incidents we are seeing in the media). In Iraq the enemy could have an AK-47 locked, loaded and at their side and we as professionals, were expected to hold off until they point it at us. I'm not saying that everyone agreed with the revised rules of engagement however, it seems to me that we should go a great deal further to make sure those accused are able to stand trial and receive justice. It is so sad to me how us Veterans risked OUR LIVES to protect foreign interests but come home to find these unprofessional, cowardly acts. End Dredds.

    December 8, 2014 at 11:32 am | Reply

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