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Grand Jury Indicts Man Who Filmed The Death of Eric Garner

Although the grand jury did not indict the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a choke hold which resulted in his death, another grand jury did decide to indict the man who filmed the choke hold on Garner. According to a report posted by the Huffington Post which was posted on Dec. 3, one month after the death of Eric Garner, in August, the man who filmed the NYPD police officer and his partner putting Garner in a choke hold which resulted in his death, was indicted on a weapons charge by a different grand jury. The weapons charge was brought on by an undercover police officer.

According to the report, Eric Garner was confronted by a New York City police officer, Pantaleo and his partner for allegedly selling non-taxed cigarettes on the street. Officer Pantaleo placed Garner in a choke hold which is against NYPD policy. On the video, you can hear Garner repeatedly say that he can’t breathe but the police officer keeps holding him in a choke hold. The medical examiner found Garner’s death to be a homicide which the choke hold had caused. However, the grand jury said they could not find enough probable cause to indict the officer.

Although there was not enough probable caused, according to the grand jury, to indict the police officer for the death of Garner, the grand jury that listened to the evidence against Ramsey Orta who is the man who filmed the choke hold on Garner, and apparently found enough evidence to indict him on the weapons charge.

According to CNN, the FBI is reviewing the case against Officer Pantaleo to determine if any other charges should be put against him for the death of Eric Garner. Since the grand jury came back with this decision, there have been several protests in the city, according to CBS News.

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