NEW YORK (AP) -- The widow of Eric Garner says that from the beginning she's had no faith in prosecutors on Staten Island, the borough where a police officer placed her unarmed husband in a chokehold that resulted in his death.

Esaw Garner, center, wife of Eric Garner, speaks during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Esaw Garner said in an interview Thursday on NBC's "Today" "there was no sincerity from day one" from Staten Island police or the district attorney.

A grand jury on Wednesday decided not to bring any charges against the officer involved.

Garner says she hasn't had any kind of encouragement, remorse, or compassion from the borough's authorities.

The grand jury's decision prompted protests across the country and sent thousands onto New York's streets, where they marched, chanted and blocked traffic. Police say 83 people were arrested.

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