A grand jury has declared that New York City Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be indicted for the death of Eric Garner.
Pantaleo had been caught on video putting Garner in a choke-hold that eventually led to his death.
The grand jury’s decision means that there will not be criminal charges in the case, but NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said earlier today that there may be up to three other investigations into the incident that could lead to a civil case or federal charges.
In a statement after the grand jury decision was announced, Pantaleo said: “I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves. It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.”