The FBI’s investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City will take several months and only recently got off the ground, ABC News reports.
The federal government hasn’t set a timeline for the probe, which will be watched nationwide as protests continue to spring up after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.
The FBI is beginning to collect evidence from the State Island district attorney’s office.
The federal probe is running concurrently with an NYPD internal investigation.
The FBI investigation is focused on whether a hate crime was committed when police officers were engaged in the July 17 altercation, which was caught on cell phone video.