An NYPD investigation into the police-custody death of Eric Garner is underway, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday.
Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.
About 22,000 patrolmen are being retrained during a three-day course, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. The retraining began earlier this month and officials hope it will be completed by June.
A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said officers were sent to Ferguson to see what tactics might be used by agitators once a grand jury decides whether to indict a Staten Island officer in the death of Eric Garner.
The commissioner said he anticipates the grand jury will begin deliberations this week.
De Blasio said the city had its safest August to November period since at least 1994.
The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.
The giant balloons included Thomas the Tank Engine, Ronald McDonald and the Pillsbury Doughboy.
The families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.
The Rev. Al Sharpton held an event in Harlem Wednesday with the family of Michael Brown — a day after 10 people were arrested as during protests over the grand jury decision.
The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday that attorneys objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call a grand jury and not appoint a special prosecutor.
The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it appears Officer Peter Liang shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley by accident as he and his girlfriend entered a pitch black stairwell.