The death of a man is reported, who lives in New York City, when he was being interrogated by the police officers. He was a national of Saten Island. This incident has caused rage among the people who belong to that community. As stated by a witness, police was questioning Eric Garner, 43 years old an asthma patient, as a possibility of his involvement in the deals of illegal cigarettes. Garner was continuously asking the police officials to leave him alone when a heat up argument begins. According to police he refused to go along with the police therefore, they choke hold him from back for a long time despite the fact that Garner was constantly requesting them to loosen the grip.
De blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton arranged a press conference for the sake of answering all the questions related to this matter. They stated this incident as a terrible tragedy and told the news reporter that the saddest part is that Garner was the father of 6 married children and has two grand children. They accepted the fact that choke-holds are not allowed in the New York City police department therefore police will also investigate their own department. In the press meeting they talked about the video tape which captured the entire event. The worst part is that police officers hit his head hard at the time when Garner was saying that he could not breathe. Later on they called the paramedics but in vain.
People considered this issue as another incident of racial discrimination since Garner was a black man and the officers were white.