No charges will be filed against a white police officer who put a fatal chokehold on an unarmed black man in Staten Island in June. The district attorney for Staten Island is confirming that no charges will be filed against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner.
An autopsy indicated Garner had died of compression of the neck. Pantaleo was captured on video bringing Garner down with a choke hold as Garner resisted arrest for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally.
New York City police have been preparing for protests and Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked for the protesters to to be peaceful.