NYC grand jury to return no indictment in police choke hold case: local media

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Posted: Dec 03, 2014 2:32 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City grand jury on Wednesday returned no indictment against a white police officer who used a choke hold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, while arresting him for illegally selling cigarettes, local media reported.

They said the Staten Island panel decided against criminal charges for Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

(Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Sandra Maler)