PBA president on officer’s actions in Eric Garner arrest: ‘It wasn’t a chokehold’

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- Patrick Lynch, president of Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, is in the middle of a heightening racial tensions between the public and the NYPD.

At the center of the ordeal was the fatal arrest of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. The city medical examiner ruled it a chokehold and homicide, but Lynch considers the labeling, 'political.'

Lynch has come out publicly defending the officer, opposing the ruling and more on the matter on News Closeup.

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