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Statement from Borough President Diaz
Re: City Medical Examiner’s Office Announcement on Death of Eric Garner

Today’s news, confirming that it was indeed a chokehold that caused the death of Eric Garner, is incredibly sad. This tragedy has shaken an entire city, and my thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Garner’s family during this troubling time. The people of this city demand justice, and it is incumbent upon the Staten Island district attorney to conduct an open and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Garner’s death and proceed accordingly. As our city works to heal from this awful incident, we can demand no less. As I have said in the past, no one should be a victim of police brutality," said Borough President Diaz.

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