In new film, a court case for Eric Garner’s family that never was

In 2014, an NYPD officer used a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner—Garner died, and his last words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry. While chokeholds have now been banned in several states, Garner’s case was never brought to trial, and his family says those responsible were never held accountable. A new film stages the court case that never was. Christopher Booker reports.

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