NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio got an earful Thursday from community and religious leaders who are upset about the death of Eric Garner in police custody and have demanded wholesale changes to NYPD tactics.
The mayor hosted a roundtable meeting at City Hall Thursday with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the Rev. Al Sharpton and members of the community on how to reform the NYPD.
The discussion was prompted by the death of Garner earlier this month. The 43-year-old father of six died in police custody on Staten Island after he had been stopped by police for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.