the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.
"he was charged with homicide"
synonyms: murder, killing, slaughter, butchery, massacre; More
the police department that deals with murders.
"a detective from Homicide"
The legal distinction was immediately brought up by the police chief. The distinction needs to be made. Ruling the death a 'homicide' does not equal the cop committed a homicide.
The video is quite clear. The 'choke' was applied for approximately 8 seconds while the individual was taken to the ground. Once he was on the ground (a place he did not need to be had he not decided he was not going to be arrested) the same officer that applied the hold to take him down released it and moved to his shoulders holding his head down. He did not die of being choked to death. The coroners report listed NUMEROUS contributing causes.