Mr Garner is heard shooting repeatedly "I can’t breathe" but the chokehold continued. That illegal chokehold was banned by the NYPD more than 20-years-ago.
The fact he was only initially accused of selling bootleg cigs makes the whole situation all the more tragic.
The widow of Mr Garner, Esaw, has said she is thankful "the truth is finally out" but justice is still some way off. NYPD have yet to respond to the Examiner's homicide ruling. Will justice be allowed to take its course?
At time of writing, "The officer who put Mr Garner in the chokehold has had his gun and badge revoked pending the investigation". Another was placed on desk duty, while four emergency medical responders were suspended without pay". But now there must surely be real justice?
Updates as available.