Family frustrated by pace of NYPD chokehold investigation

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Posted: Jun 21, 2017 4:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed New York City man killed by a police chokehold says they are frustrated that federal authorities still haven't decided whether to prosecute any of the officers involved in the death.

The family of the slain man, Eric Garner, met privately Wednesday with Justice Department officials.

They emerged from the meeting afterward saying they had been told that the investigation was still active.

Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, spoke to reporters after the meeting at a Brooklyn hotel. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton also attended the meeting.

A grand jury has been scrutinizing the actions of a white New York City police officer who put Garner, who is black, in a chokehold while arresting him on Staten Island in 2014.