LAS VEGAS (AP) — A police officer was arrested Monday and accused of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of an unarmed man with a martial arts-type neck hold after a chase through a Las Vegas Strip casino, authorities said. Kenneth Lopera, 31, posted $6,000 bail and was released from jail with an August court date […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court is revisiting the issue of whether the grand jury record in the Eric Garner chokehold death case should stay sealed. The three-judge panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday morning in Brooklyn. A judge on Staten Island had ruled in March that the records would remain under seal. […]

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EW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island’s ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Garner’s last run-in with police spiraled into a confrontation […]

Did callous New York paramedics and police leave Eric Garner to die? It’s a disturbing question being asked by civil rights activists, witnesses and Garner’s wife and family. And it’s a question that deserves a swift answer. Garner died last week in Staten Island during an arrest in which a New York police officer placed […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been placed on “modified duty” and barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said Sunday. The two EMTs and […]