source: NY Daily News
published: 24 November 2016
The family of police choke victim Eric Garner Thursday urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to complete the Justice Department’s investigation into his death before she leaves office in January.
At a special holiday charity event, Garner’s children joined elected officials and community leaders in their call for federal indictments against the officers involved in the July 17, 2014 death of Garner, which was ruled a homicide after his arrest on a Staten Island street.
The family remains frustrated over failed efforts to bring criminal charges against any of the cops, especially Officer Daniel Pantaleo who was accused of taking Garner down with a chokehold that was banned by the department.
Garner’s family helped served food with the Rev. Al Sharpton at the National Action Network’s annual Feed the Hungry service.
“Today is bittersweet for me because he’s not here asking me when the food’s going to be ready,” Garner’s widow, Esau, told the Harlem crowd.
“Let’s just keep the fight going. We’re not going to give up.”