US police officer fired over Eric Garner chokehold death

Published on August 20, 2019 by

A white New York City police officer has been fired over his role in the death of a black man five years ago.
Eric Garner, who was unarmed when approached by police on a city street, died after he was put in a chokehold.
His death sparked protests over race and police brutality and inspired the Black Lives Matter movement.

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