After federal prosecutors declined Tuesday to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, whose last words—“I can’t breathe”—inspired a rallying cry among the Black Lives Matter movement, some attorneys and public officials denounced the decision and called for more action.
U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said during a press briefing Tuesday morning that the evidence in the case wasn’t enough to meet the burden they would have to show to convict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo on federal charges.
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