De Blasio Says Full Investigation Needed In Case Of S.I. Man Who Died In Police Custody

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says a full investigation is needed in the case of a Staten Island man who died in police custody last week.

Another rally is expected to be held Tuesday in the name of Eric Garner, who died last Thursday after struggling with police while being arrested, allegedly for selling loose cigarettes.

A video of the incident shows an officer putting his arm around the 6-foot-3, 350-pound Garner’s neck as Garner was taken to the ground and his face was pushed into the sidewalk.

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Before losing consciousness, he was heard yelling repeatedly, “I can’t breathe!”

Speaking from his family vacation in Rome, de Blasio said it’s important to wait for the investigation to be complete.

“As an individual who is not an expert…

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