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President Trump said some police chokeholds may be necessary in a dangerous situation. Trump made the remark in an exclusive interview with Harris Faulkner that aired on Fox News Friday.

Trump said "the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent, so perfect."

He added that police restraints should "generally" be banned, but may be needed in dangerous situations. "If a police officer is in bad scuffle and he's got somebody... you have to be careful," Trump said.

He said he might make "very strong recommendations" to local authorities.

Police chokeholds have been banned in Louisville, Kentucky and in Minneapolis, Minnesota where George Floyd was killed in police custody.

Floyd, 46, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck and back for nearly 9 minutes.

Eric Garner died in New York in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes on the street. The cop who killed Garner was fired from the NYPD in 2019.

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter on his cellphone in 2014, was released from jail on May 28, 2020.
 

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The New York Police Department has fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo, 5 Years after he killed 43-year-old Eric Garner while making an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes on the street. The job termination comes a month after federal prosecutors announced no charges would be filed against Pantaleo in Garner's murder.

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Doctors at Brooklyn's Woodhull Medical Center declared Erica Garner brain dead -- five days after she suffered a massive heart attack. Family members were called to the hospital to say their goodbyes before Garner, 27, is removed from life support.

The person updating Garner's Twitter account complained on Tuesday that NYPD officers banned them from the intensive care unit where Garner has been since she suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

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Eric Garner in a medically-induced coma in ICU

 

The daughter of Eric Garner is in a medically-induced coma after suffering another cardiac arrest. Erica Garner, who protested against police brutality after her father died in 2014, is in critical condition at Woodhull hospital after suffered a heart attack on Saturday night.

Doctors say Erica had an enlarged heart which was discovered after she gave birth to her son in August. The 27-year-old suffered her first cardiac arrest a month after her son was born.

Erica's mother told reporters her daughter was in a medically-induced coma.

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Garner was killed when NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold on him during a misdemeanor arrest in July 2014.

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A member of the much-maligned New York Police Department is responding to the ongoing protests against police shootings of unarmed black men. The cop is snubbing protestors by selling t-shirts that read: "Breathe Easy, Don't Break the Law" -- a mocking spin on Eric Garner's dying words, "I Can't Breathe". Garner is the NY man who was choked to death by a NYPD cop who put him in an illegal chokehold.

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