Headline RoundupJuly 16th, 2019

DOJ Not Charging NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Department of Justice has announced that it will not be charging an NYPD officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of Garner's death, which occurred after a physical struggle with the officer. The decision cited the lack of solid evidence against the officer, saying his actions were not the sole cause of Garner's death. Some on the left side of the media paint the decision as being a political statement rather than an objectively legal one; much of the right side of the media is focusing on case and legal facts that favor the officer.

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