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Historic judicial inquiry begins 7 years after Eric Garner’s death from banned NYPD chokehold

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NEW YORK — A historic judicial inquiry into the city’s handling of Eric Garner’s death from a New York Police Department officer putting him in a banned chokehold began Monday more than seven years after his death helped spark a national racial justice movement. Members of Garner’s family, who have long demanded accountability from city officials for the Staten Island father of six’s death, are hoping the summary inquiry will address outstanding questions about his July 17, 2014, arrest. “This is trailblazing if you ask me,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Erika Edwards said Monday. “We are lo…

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