Sunday, July 20, 2014
(New York, NY) -- Friends, family and advocates are demanding answers after a New York man died in police custody Thursday. The family of 43-year-old Eric Garner were among those attending a rally Saturday at Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem. Meanwhile, the Staten Island District Attorney and the NYPD are investigating the possible use of a choke hold in Garner's death, which is against NYPD policy. Police were trying to apprehend Garner for a minor offense, selling untaxed cigarettes, when he went into cardiac arrest. Video from a cellphone captured Officer Daniel Pantaleo placing Garner in the apparent choke hold.