Legal-Bay Reports Federal Grand Jury Hearing in Eric Garner Chokehold Case, a Case Funding Firm, says a federal grand jury in Brooklyn has recently begun hearing evidence in the 2014 NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner in attempts to determine if his civil rights were violated.

Mar 14, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates, reported today that a federal grand jury in Brooklyn has recently begun hearing evidence in the 2014 NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner in order to determine if Garner's civil rights were violated.

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In December of 2014, a NY State grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. However, the U.S. Justice Department had announced the launch of a federal civil rights investigation into the incident that occurred. Now, the case is being held before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn in order to determine if "Pantaleo intended to deprive Garner of his constitutional rights through alleged intentional use of excessive force," according to CBS News.

Eric Garner, who was 43 at the time, was a black male and a father of six. He was killed on July 17th of 2014 in Staten Island after he was stopped because police officers believed he was selling "loose, untaxed cigarettes." A video was shot by an onlooker that showed Garner "telling the officers to leave him alone and refusing to be handcuffed." Garner was then put into a chokehold by Pantaleo and taken down, and then was repeatedly heard saying "I can't breathe" 11 times before he lost consciousness. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Due to the vicious nature of these crimes and the growing public awareness on similar cases, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality or wrongful imprisonment, as these cases are unfortunately far too common.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent news, "Regardless of the outcome of the hearing, what happened to Eric Garner is tragic. We want to remind plaintiffs or their loved ones who have been in similar cases that we are here to assist them in whatever way we can."

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