It was a homicide — and the chokehold killed him. Eric Garner, the Staten Island dad who complained that he couldn’t breathe as he was subdued by cops, died from compression of the neck, the medical examiner said Friday.
The autopsy also found that compressions to the chest and “prone positioning during physical restraint by police” killed Garner. The manner of death, according to the medical examiner, was homicide.
Staten Island prosecutors are still investigating the 43-year-old man’s death. No one has been charged.