The New York Post excoriated a retired cop who publicly decried the chokehold death of Eric Garner as a murder, he claims in a $200 million federal lawsuit.

Corey Pegues made the comments about Garner in an August 2014 appearance on the “Combat Jack Show,” a podcast his April 8 lawsuit describes as targeting black males “who embrace the hip hop culture.”

The podcast aired as horrifying footage was going viral of Garner’s death at the hands of Staten Island police the month before.

Though the New York City medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, it would be several more months before the grand jury refused to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who maintained the fatal chokehold on Garner as he gasped repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.”

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