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No charges being brought against US cop for death of Eric Garner

The US Department of Justice has said it will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
 
Garner, a 43 year old African American, was detained for allegedly selling bootleg cigarettes and died after being placed in a chokehold by the officer.
 
A civil rights investigation was launched in 2014 after a grand jury declined to indict on criminal charges.
 
Prosecutors say there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.
 
The decision comes one day before the statute of limitations was set to expire - on the fifth anniversary of the interaction with police that led to Garner's death.
 


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