Eric Garner was allegedly selling loose cigarettes, the ostensible reason for the NYPD response.
NYC Mayor de Blasio has spoken to US Attorney General Eric Holder and his heir presumptive, Loretto Lynch about a federal investigation.
REUTERS: The district attorney for Staten Island, Daniel Donovan, announced the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner in a chokehold.
"It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner," Pantaleo said in a statement released by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Associatyion
There's a rumor that a grand jury did manage to indict the dude who videotaped the police killing Eric Garner.
And... it's true. A month after Eric Garner's death, a different Staten Island grand jury indicted Ramsey Orta, the guy who filmed the homicide, on weapons charges. Mr. Orta claims he was targeted and framed by NYPD because he caught them killing a man on video.
Makes you wonder what city is next in line?