TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 4, 2014

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, will lead the federal civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Grand jurors yesterday declined to indict the white New York police officer who put Garner, who is black, in a chokehold during his arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Chokeholds were banned by the New York City Police Department in 1993. The ABA Journal has more.