I watched the videos several times and I am convinced that the cause of Eric Garner’s death was not from the chokehold. The officer brought Eric Garner down to the ground with a chokehold but it does not look like he maintains it when the other officers assist in subduing Mr. Garner. It looks like the chokehold has been released when Mr. Garner is alive and saying I cannot breath. A likely scenario is that the officers knees in the back put enough pressure on Mr. Garner’s back to suffocate him. So now we are confronted with the situation that all of the officers assisting in the arrest share some of the blame for Mr. Garner’s death. Although I agree that this was an unnecessary death, I do not think the grand jury could recommend prosecution when multiple people were likely at fault.