A Staten Island grand jury cleared an NYPD officer Wednesday in the chokehold death of Eric Garner during his caught-on-video arrest for peddling loose cigarettes, reports the New York Post.
The panel voted a "no-bill" and dismissed all potential charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, sources said.
The blockbuster decision capped weeks of investigation by the special grand jury, which was empaneled in September specifically to review evidence in Garner's racially charged death.
It was unclear exactly what charges prosecutors asked the grand jury to consider filing, or how the vote went.
Police union leaders denied that Pantaleo used a chokehold — which is banned by the NYPD — and blasted the autopsy as part of a “political” witch hunt.