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Police Chokehold Caused New York City Man’s Death (Video)

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A chokehold used by a white police officer on a black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month caused his death, the medical examiner announced Friday, ruling it a homicide.

Eric Garner, 43, whose videotaped confrontation with police has caused widespread outcry and calls by the Reverend Al Sharpton for federal prosecution, was killed by ‘the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,’ said medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer.

Asthma, heart disease and obesity were contributing factors, she said.

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