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N.Y. Prosecutor Opens Grand Jury Probe of Choking Death

A New York prosecutor said he will present evidence to a grand jury that will probe the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died last month after police allegedly choked him while trying to arrest him.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan said in a statement today that the state-court grand jury will convene as early as next month. The panel, whose proceedings will be secret, will weigh whether to indict people involved in the incident, Donovan said.