Police Union: Eric Garner Not Choked, “Race-Baiting” Rev. Al Sharpton The Problem

CIVIC CENTER — The city’s police unions vehemently denied Tuesday that Eric Garner was put in a chokehold during an arrest before his death — following a firestorm of criticism of the department they say has been fanned by mayor Bill de Blasio’s rush to judgment in the incident. “It was not a chokehold,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said Tuesday at a …