The New York City medical examiner ruled today that Eric Garner's death was a homicide by chokehold.

A spokesperson for the examiner's office said that Garner's death, which came after a videotaped struggle with Staten Island police in July, was caused by pressure on his neck and chest while officers restrained him, as well as his positioning on the ground, NBC reports. Garner's asthma and obesity were also named as contributing factors.

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