Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr (centre front) and widow Esaw Garner (right)
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Eric Garner: Widow and mother urge 'peaceful support'

A grand jury has decided not to charge a New York City police officer over the death of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by the officer.

Following the grand jury decision, crowds gathered in New York's Times Square to vent their frustration.

President Barack Obama said it "speaks to larger issues" between minorities and law enforcement.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a federal investigation of potential civil rights violations in the case.

Mr Garner's widow and mother gave their reactions to the decision at a press conference.

  • 04 Dec 2014
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