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NEW YORK (AP) — Members of Eric Garner’s family want a court to force New York City’s mayor and police commissioner to answer questions under oath about their relative’s 2014 chokehold death. A petition being filed Tuesday in state court seeks a proceeding at which city officials can be questioned under penalty of perjury about […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant accused of failing to properly supervise officers involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle her internal disciplinary case, a police official said Wednesday. Sgt. Kizzy Adonis was the first police supervisor to arrive on […]

It’s only Wednesday and already three significant things have happened this week in the movement toward criminal reform. Fist, Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who placed Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold killing him, was finally fired. Reverend Al Sharpton says though, we wanted criminal charges, this is a form of justice. He points out […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, New York City’s police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of “I can’t breathe” fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O’Neill’s announced […]

NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative judge recommended Friday firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man whose dying pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against alleged police brutality. The judge’s findings in the disciplinary case of Officer Daniel […]

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Eric Garner’s stepfather, Ben Carr, reportedly died on Friday in Jamaica during his daughter’s wedding, according to PIX 11. Carr reportedly had “a medical emergency while attending Elisha Flagg-Garner’s—Eric’s sister—wedding.” He later died of an apparent heart attack, according to the New York Post. Rev. Al Sharpton noted Carr’s passing in an Instagram post on […]

The officer who killed Eric Garner, whose last words “I can’t breathe” became a slogan against police brutality, will not face any charges or be fired. When that news broke a number of people were upset, among those were his family and Reverend Al Sharpton. Yesterday Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, and Sharpton met with lawmakers. […]

The Justice Department has revealed they will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Garner’s death five years ago sparked nationwide protests and Garner’s last words, “I Can’t Breathe” as a rallying cry for justice. The decision marks the end of a civil rights probe […]

The Justice Department has revealed they will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Garner’s death five years ago sparked nationwide protests and Garner’s last words, “I Can’t Breathe” as a rallying cry for justice. The decision marks the end of a civil rights probe […]

The officer who killed Eric Garner, Officer Daniel Pantaleo is now facing a departmental trial over Garner’s death. After Garner’s death a police commander reportedly said “it was no big deal if Eric Garner died.” Roland Martin talks to former police officer Redditt Hudson who is currently working with NAACP on police issues. Hudson says the […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department official in charge of training recruits said Tuesday that the restraint technique an officer used on Eric Garner five years ago, leading to his death, “meets the definition” of a chokehold, a practice banned since the 1990s because of its potential for lethality. Cell phone video […]

New York City rush hour traffic was literally brought to a halt Monday morning ahead of administrative trial for the police officer who killed Eric Garner nearly five years ago.