Update 2: Video available at New York Daily News site: http://nydn.us/1n1hVCy
Update 1, via ‘Gentle Giant’ Dies After NYPD Cop Puts Him In Chokehold:
UPDATE: Video of Garner is exclusive to the New York Daily News, and has now been removed from this story per their request.
The New York Daily News obtained exclusive video of the incident, which shows Staten Island man Eric Garner, 43, begging officers to let him breathe as he lies on the ground helpless.
Now, his family is demanding accountability from the NYPD.
Police said Garner, who was a married father of six children, died of a heart attack during the arrest, according to The Associated Press. The NYPD said Garner had been seen selling untaxed cigarettes, and that he had been arrested before for the same offense.
In the video, Garner denied the allegations and asked a plainclothes officer why he was stopped.
“Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” Garner told cops in the video. “I’m tired of it. It stops today!”
When Garner refused to put his hands behind his back, and asked one officer not to touch him, two others moved in to make the arrest.
Video shows at least one officer putting Garner in a chokehold and slamming him on the ground.
Garner can be heard screaming “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going quiet.
Multiple witnesses to the death expressed anger at the NYPD.