Staten Island, New York
On July 17, 2014, after breaking up a fight, Eric Garner was approached and arrested by police officers. During the arrest, the officer put his arm around Garner¹s neck in an illegal choke hold and pushed his face down into the ground. He was held for over 15 seconds, even though Eric said "I can't breathe" eleven times.
Eric Garner lost consciousness and died.