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The City has paid out more than $250,000 related to allegations of excessive force against Detective Fabio Nunez.
There's been a "highly unusual" shakeup in the stalled federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner.
These proceedings mark the conclusion of a federal civil rights investigation into Garner's death.
"No one has been held accountable for the death of Eric Garner, and New Yorkers still don't know why."
"Without warning, the police officer used one hand to grab my forearm and the other hand to grab the back of my neck. He then put me in a chokehold and this is what happened next."
It's not the first time this has happened.
A Staten Island judge on Thursday decided against releasing testimony heard by the grand jury that declined to indict the officer behind Eric Garner's death.
"It would be cruelly ironic if the public policy outcome of Eric Garner's death by chokehold was the expansion of the use of chokeholds."
Mayor de Blasio's office confirmed today that he will not sign legislation that would make it illegal to use a chokehold in NYC.
In several of the ten cases examined, police used chokeholds "as a first act of physical force in response to verbal resistance."
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