(NEWSER) – A video has surfaced showing New York police holding a man in a chokehold just days before an unarmed Eric Garner died after police used the banned move on him, reports DNA Info. The video shows an officer holding Ronald Johns and punching him after Johns allegedly entered a subway station through an exit gate on July 14. Officers also used pepper spray to subdue him after Johns "flailed his arms and twisted his body to prevent Officer [Colin] McGuire from putting handcuffs on him," according to the criminal complaint.

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