Two NYPD Officers on Restricted Duty After Death of Eric Garner

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Posted: 07/21/2014 10:40 AM EDT
Eric Garner Memorial

Two of the cops involved in the death of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by NYPD Thursday, had their guns and badges taken away, according to ABC 7 in New York.

Also, four Richmond University Medical Center EMS workers are restricted from responding to emergency calls while the response is being reviewed.

The two officers, one of whom placed Garner in the choke hold, were placed on desk duty, according to Police Commissioner William Bratton. The hospital workers were the first to arrive on the scene of Garner’s death.

Garner, 43, was placed in a chokehold after being stopped by the police in Staten Island for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. Garner was later taken to the ground and died after shouting “I can’t breathe!” several times on a video recording acquired by the New York Daily News.

Garner’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 23, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn. 

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