Mayor Bill de Blasio touted a new disciplinary regime for police Thursday — promising to fire NYPD cops who use chokeholds after THE CITY and ProPublica highlighted minimal consequences for officers employing the banned maneuver. “This is a sea change because it says: Here are the offenses, here are the penalties,” de Blasio said at […]
More than six years after the police killing of Eric Garner, officers with substantiated claims of abuse go without any meaningful punishment.
Gwen Carr, whose son’s own video-recorded cries of “I can’t breathe” sparked demonstrations five years ago, also slammed Mayor de Blasio’s handling of police brutality protests.
Additional reporting by Yoav Gonen On the street where a Staten Island cop choked Eric Garner as he gasped, “I can’t breathe,” an NYPD judge’s recommendation to fire the officer came five years too late. “It’s about time. He should’ve already been fired,” Tiara Banks, 30, said of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. “To see him walking […]
When federal authorities refused last week to charge a police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new policy aimed at speeding up justice. Cops who kill an unarmed civilian will immediately face discipline proceedings — unless the dead person’s family wants to wait until any possible criminal […]
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the day the words “I can’t breathe!” shocked the city and resonated across the nation. On July 17, 2014, NYPD officers including Daniel Pantaleo approached Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six outside Staten Island’s Tompkinsville Park. What happened next has been viewed by millions, via video shot by […]
Gwen Carr’s lawyer told her late Monday afternoon that a top Department of Justice official wanted to meet the next morning. By then, Eric Garner’s mother already had heard from news reports that the feds were planning an announcement Tuesday. Shortly before the meeting, family members learned the DOJ wouldn’t move forward with charges against […]
Gwen Carr watched on Wednesday as defense witnesses contended Officer Daniel Pantaleo didn’t use a banned chokehold in her son’s death. Emerging from NYPD’s headquarters after four hours of testimony, Carr said that the video of her son Eric Garner, dying on the street five years ago is all the evidence anyone needs to show […]
On Wednesday morning, Gwen Carr will get up and drive from Stapleton in Staten Island to One Police Plaza in Manhattan to attend an NYPD trial that she doesn’t believe will deliver any justice for Eric Garner, her slain son. “It’s a hard process. Me and my family have been going through this for five […]
Nearly five years after Eric Garner’s death, the Staten Island cop who choked him as he gasped, “I can’t breathe” faces an NYPD administrative trial beginning Monday. But Garner’s friends say that little has changed on Bay Street since the deadly confrontation — and they doubt Officer Daniel Pantaleo will face any serious consequences. “Hell, […]