Eric Garner

Medical examiners ruling: homicide

1 Aug, 2014

The city’s medical examiner rules Garner’s death a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him. Garner’s acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors. Medical examiner:

Compression of the neck and chest, along with Garner’s positioning on the ground while being restrained by police caused his death.

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