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Mourners mark second anniversary of Eric Garner's death

  • Mothers of slain children and others, including Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, react as Rev. Al Sharpton, right, sings and speaks during services at Hope Memorial Baptist church Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Mothers of slain children and others, including Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, react as Rev. Al Sharpton, right, sings and speaks during services at Hope Memorial Baptist church Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • People pray at New Hope Memorial Baptist church before Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a service Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    People pray at New Hope Memorial Baptist church before Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a service Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mothers of slain children fill the back two rows, including Gwen Carr, center right, mother of Eric Garner, as Rev. Al Sharpton, front right, speaks during services at Hope Memorial Baptist church Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Mothers of slain children fill the back two rows, including Gwen Carr, center right, mother of Eric Garner, as Rev. Al Sharpton, front right, speaks during services at Hope Memorial Baptist church Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J. Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Dozens of people have gathered in New Jersey to mark the second anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, whose chokehold death became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men.

Garner's mother joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and the mothers of more than a dozen other men killed by police officers Sunday morning at a church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Garner died July 17, 2014, after repeatedly calling out "I can't breathe" as police officers pinned him down in Staten Island, New York. Authorities say he had been accused of illegally peddling cigarettes on a street.

A New York grand jury declined to indict an officer seen on video apparently holding Garner in a chokehold. A federal civil rights probe is still ongoing.