Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, was tackled by police and immediately placed in a choke following a brief argument outside a local beauty supply store.
Garner, who suffers from asthma, can be heard pleading for help as more officers arrive and begin piling on top of him.
“I can’t breathe!” Garner says repeatedly.
Face first on the ground, Garner begins to lose consciousness as a seperate officer can be seen pressing his face into the concrete.
“Everybody back up!” an officer suddenly screams.
Noticing Garner’s lifeless body, police step back as another officer attempts to wake him.