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national lead

December 3rd, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Fmr. federal prosecutor 'shocked' there is no indictment in choking death case

(CNN) – A New York grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

The July incident was caught on tape, and Pantaleo used a banned maneuver to bring Garner down. How could there not be enough evidence to at least bring this to trial?

Former federal prosecutors and CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin discuss in the video above.

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December 3rd, 2014
05:19 PM ET

Fmr. NYPD officer defends decision in Eric Garner case

(CNN) – A New York grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict a police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choke hold death of Eric Garner.

The July incident was caught on videotape and spread via social media, causing widespread outrage.

While police chokeholds are not illegal, they were banned by the New York City Police Department back in 1993.
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