The 23-year-old Black man, who was unarmed, died at the hospital days later.
The incident comes a week after the New York City Council passed a law making it a criminal misdemeanor for an officer to use a chokehold during an arrest.
Garner famously gasped “I can’t breathe” as he died, and the phrase later became a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
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"Someone record!" Yibin Mu can be heard yelling in the video as the cop sits on his back. "Someone record this!"
The officer tackled the skateboarder and placed him in what appears to be a chokehold, a maneuver banned by the NYPD patrol guide. The NYPD told VICE News that the incident is now under internal review.
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Dashcam Footage Shows Michigan Cops Choking, Beating, and Using Taser on Black Man During Traffic Stop
In the video, one officer can be seen placing the 57-year-old in a chokehold with one arm, while repeatedly punching him with the other.