Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged

The announcement comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a decision made by Attorney General William Barr and announced one day before the five-year anniversary of his death, officials said. The announcement of the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire in the case…

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