A man’s death shortly after his arrest by the New York Police Department raises questions about what’s reasonable when it comes to law enforcement’s use of force.
Police attempted to arrest Eric Garner for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes Thursday. In a video shot by a bystander, an officer appears to put his arm around Garner’s neck as officers wrestle Garner to the ground.
On the ground, Garner says, “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.” Garner was transported to a medical center, where he was pronounced dead.