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Thursday, 04 December 2014 - 17:35
Eric Garner chokehold: Civil rights probe into NY death.
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The US justice department is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The inquiry was announced by Attorney General Eric Holder after a grand jury decided against charging the officer.

That decision prompted street protests in New York. Activists have called for a march in Washington next week.

President Barack Obama said the case "speaks to larger issues".

The decision not to charge the officer came, just a week after another grand jury, in the state of Missouri, decided not to charge a white police officer who shot and killed a black teenager.
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