Nation Jul 16

Members of Black Lives Matter Greater NY and allies held a protest rally in Times Square on June 4, 2019, demanding justice for Eric Garner as Daniel Pantaleos trial resume. Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
WATCH: Federal prosecutors won’t bring charges in Eric Garner case

The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.