NYPD OFFICER NOT CHARGED IN FATAL CHOKEHOLD
Tempers flared on Tuesday when Federal prosecutors said that they won't bring criminal charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The decision was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Barr disregarded a recommendation by civil rights prosecutors in Washington who favored filing criminal charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, siding instead with prosecutors in Brooklyn who said the evidence wasn't sufficient to make a case. Aside from the outrage, Gwen Carr, Garner’s mother, vowed to keep fighting by tweeting “This is not the end.”