Still from video posted online of Eric Garner being confronted by police officers
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New York chokehold case: No charges against police officer

A grand jury in New York has declined to press criminal charges against a white police officer over the death of an unarmed black man he put into a chokehold - a practice banned by the New York police department.

The lawyer representing Eric Garner's family said he was ''astonished'' the grand jury had disregarded evidence of a video showing the chokehold, where Mr Garner, an asthmatic, is heard gasping that he cannot breathe.

Nick Bryant reports from New York.

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