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Justice Department Won’t Charge Cop Who Killed Eric Garner, Saying It Can’t Prove He Meant Harm

Justice Department Won’t Charge Cop Who Killed Eric Garner, Saying It Can’t Prove He Meant Harm

Daniel pantaleo will not be charged in death of eric Garner

Almost five years to the day after a New York City police officer  strangled to death Eric Garner, whose last words “I can’t breathe”  became a national rallying cry, the Justice Department said it will not  prosecute his killer.

The department declined to charge  NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo with violating Garner’s civil rights,  announcing the decision one day before the statute of limitations runs  out. Officials said Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr sided  with federal prosecutors in New York to not prosecute Pantaleo, against  the recommendation of the department’s Civil Rights Division that wanted  to “move forward with prosecution.”

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