Eric Garner

Under new agreement between the NYPD and its civilian watchdog, most police officers found to have used the illegal, potentially deadly maneuver will be terminated — a tougher penalty than first proposed.
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.
On Staten Island’s Bay Street, where Eric Garner died, an NYPD judge’s recommendation that Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired was met with relief.
De Blasio’s plan to speed up internal NYPD probes could jeopardize criminal cases, say some lawyers and prosecutors — including the acting Queens DA.
On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of a NYPD officer, here are images of a family’s struggle that resonated beyond New York.
Defense witnesses say Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s didn’t use a chokehold in videotaped death. Closing arguments are set for Thursday in his NYPD trial.
Daniel Pantaleo, who escaped criminal charges in the case, faces an administrative trial Monday. But Garner’s pals doubt the cop will be punished.
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