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About American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story is an unprecedented film event, an unscripted courtroom drama that presents the trial that never happened in a case against and a defense of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who was videotaped taking suspect Eric Garner to the ground on July 17, 2014. Eric Garner died on that day. The drama presents real police evidence and uses actual witnesses in a mock trial that follows criminal courtroom rules for trial evidence with real prosecutors and defense attorneys in a real-world example of the adversarial process that is central to the American legal system. Each viewer is left to consider the evidence and testimony presented and come to their own conclusion on how they would vote if they were on the jury.