NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner is being made a scapegoat in a politically charged atmosphere, a defense lawyer said Monday. Video evidence shows Officer Daniel Pantaleo used an approved technique for restraining Garner, attorney Stuart London […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a disciplinary trial to begin next week for the white New York City police officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. Judge Joan Madden […]
Today I want to talk to you about a case that we shouldn’t have to still be talking about. But I’ve long since learned that the only justice we get in this country is the justice that we fight for ourselves. Just this past week, it was revealed that the NYPD’s Chief Surgeon, Eli Kleinman, […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A police watchdog agency says the New York Police Department isn’t disclosing the names of instructors who trained an officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed Black man. Suzanne O’Hare, of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, said at a hearing Thursday that the lack of clarity means she’s […]
About 14 months ago, former FBI director Bob Mueller was appointed to be a special investigator into the role of Russia in the 2016 election. Conservatives are complaining that he’s taking too long, even though he’s actually making progress on the case. He has gotten a number of guilty pleas and is receiving cooperation from […]
Eric Garner's Mother, Gwen Carr, responds to NYPD's ultimatum to DOJ over the cops involved in her son's killing.
“Police brutality in the United States is not worse. Phones and social media just make it feel that way.” I see and hear some version of that thought pretty much every single day. It’s a lie. It sounds good. I wish that was what we’re dealing with right now. But it’s not. See, some things are […]
One of the most difficult aspects of my job is that so many of you keep informed about incidents of injustice in America that I sincerely struggle to keep up. I write at least one story a day about injustice in America, but that barely scratches the surface of how bad things truly are. I’m […]
The family of slain New York man Eric Garner, whose chokehold death at the hands of officer Daniel Pantaleo sparked nationwide protests nearly three years ago, is still hopeful for a federal indictment.
NEW YORK (AP) — A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday. The investigator, who was not publicly identified, worked for the Civilian Complaint Review Board for less than a year and had no […]
Even though time has passed since his death, unfortunately there has been little movement and even slower resolution in the Eric Garner case. Despite consistent media attention and several protests speaking out against his murder by NYPD police officers, the case has been plagued by stops and starts, resulting in the state that it s […]