He committed suicide. It was his choice. The police dont have the luxury of walking away because someone dosent want to be arrested. You can hate the cops all you want...who do you call at 2am when someone is doing a home invasion at your address?
In my house we know how to defend ourselves, so calling the police? Thanks but no thanks.
I don't hate police, the police officers in my jurisdiction are very respectful and responsible. I saw them making arrests, they know their job, I feel my taxes are not wasted.
Now well, it is a duty of any citizen, specially police, to impede someone committing suicide. We can see in the video that police "choose" not to stop Garner "committing suicide."
I guess that if you are that kind of police who let people die and won't bring help, then chances are that if you get shot one of these days, people won't help you as well, and they might close their windows, walk away, watch TV and ignore you.
Your call for the police to realease him because he said he cant breathe is incredibily naive. Police arent doctors nor are they trained EMTs. EMS was called and they responded. HE DIED IN THE AMBULANCE.
Very recently, an old woman went to a store and stole five eggs which broke inside her garments. A police officer arrived and heard the owner store and the old woman's version. The police officer got inside the store and bought a dozen eggs box and gave it to her. A video shows the hug between the police officer and the old woman, who got desperate because it was no food for her grandchildren and money was supposed to arrive days later.
NO CHARGES WERE PRESENTED BY THE STORE OWNER NEITHER BY THE POLICE OFFICER.
But, knowing your "by the book" way of caring for citizens around, I can bet that if the police officer was you, then you will arrest the old woman, and that you will enforce the store owner to present charges. Still, that police officer of the news is telling you "by the book my ass".
The same as well, if a detained is suffering any health problem while is arrested, a police officer can't be indifferent to the condition of the arrested person. This is not a mandatory thing, but belongs to ethics, a word and meaning that appears is unknown by you.
By the way, the police officers in the video forgot their CPR lessons long ago. To me, Garner died long before he was taken to the ambulance.
Of course, I can't prove it, and I'm aware of it... I did work for government for 20 years and I know how government works in cover ups.
Well, this case will be buried and forgotten. Hope to see you around, I know that you are trying to do the right thing, even when you know that your way of trying is wrong.