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Cases in which police officers were charged in deaths

 


Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects.

However, prosecutors in other cases in recent years have decided to bring charges against officers. A look at some of those:

JASON VAN DYKE

A jury convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in October in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. He was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. T...



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