A US Grand Jury has decided not to charge a New York policeman over the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put into a 'choke hold' by the officer.
The sparked a nationwide furore after a video emerged showing Officer Daniel Pantaleo arresting Garner on 17 July this year for allegedly selling un-taxed cigarettes.
In the video, Mr Garner, 43, who was unarmed and had asthma, can be heard gasping for breath and saying 'I can't breathe' after being but into a choke hold when he reportedly refused to allow Officer Pantaleo to handcuff him.
Choke holds have been banned by NYPD official policy since 1993.
A woman who filmed Eric Garner being put into a choke hold by a New York officer tells ITV News he was treated 'like a dog on the street'
Activists see a straight line from Ferguson to New York City; the police shooting of Michael Brown to the police choking of Eric Garner.