By: Sydney Kashiwagi, Staten Island Advance
NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department will not file civil rights charges against Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with the death of Eric Garner.
Federal prosecutors had until Wednesday — the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death — to make a decision before the statute of limitations expires.
The announcement comes after the Garner family and the Rev. Al Sharpton reportedly met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.