UPDATE: The New York Medical Examiner has ruled Eric Garner’s death a homicide [ clearly by cop – so lets get an arrest!].
Autopsy result reveal Mr. Garner died of being placed in a chokehold and his chest compressed during arrest, with contributing factors his asthma, obesity, the position he was in and heart disease. As a physician and pathologist I am convinced after viewing the video that not only did they kill him with illegal chokehold, but they were grossly negligent in not immediately starting CPR. This is such an egregious situation and willful and knowing misconduct that I believe anything less than severe criminal charges and penalties, plus a civil rights suit with a huge award to the family would be total injustice.
This should teach paramedics that when a life is concerned they must intervene and ignore the police. These paramedics by REFUSING to do their job are accomplices and should also be punished and never again allowed to work as paramedics.