BILL O'REILLY: Mr. Gardner died at a hospital a short time later. The medical examiner calling his death a homicide. Thus, the grand jury.
Mr. Garner had a record, mostly nonviolent offenses, was out on bail at the time of the confrontation. New York City police policy is that chokeholds are not allowed, and Mayor Bill De Blasio is clearly on the side of the Garner family. We'll get to that situation, which is volatile in the next segment.
Now, the officer who used the hold, Daniel Pantaleo, was called before the grand jury and testified for two hours. He's now are free and clear of any local and state charges. But the feds say they will investigate the case.
"Talking Points" does not know what happened, and until we read the grand jury transcripts, which are sealed right now, nobody can know.
But that does not stop some agitators from stirring up controversy. However, however, I will say that upon seeing the video that you just saw hearing Mr. Garner say he could not breathe. I was extremely troubled. I would have loosened my grip. I desperately wish the officer auto would have done that.
Eric Garner was obese. He had asthma. He was no condition to absorb what befell him.
Yes, he should not have resisted, but all Americans, every one of us should pity Mr. Garner and his family. He did not deserve what happened to him.
And I think Officer Pantaleo and every other American police