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[Gothamist] NYPD Officials Forced To Defend Handling Of Garner’s Killing In Rare Judicial Inquiry

In more than ten hours of tedious questioning of police officers and supervisors under oath this week, a broader picture has begun to emerge of the days, weeks and months leading to the moment when former police officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in July of 2014.

The questioning is part of a rare judicial inquiry that aims to shed light on four main questions: what led up to Garner’s stop and attempted arrest; was false documentation filed after Garner’s death; how confidential health and arrest information about Garner was leaked to the press; and whether Garner was given adequate medical treatment at the scene.

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