Garner died this past July after being put in a chokehold by officers, who were arresting him allegedly for selling loose cigarettes in Tompkinsville, Staten Island.
Amid allegations of sexual assault this week, attorney Sanford Rubenstein has withdrawn from the civil case against the city on behalf of the family of Eric Garner.
The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on Michael Brown in Missouri will also review the final autopsy report for Eric Garner – the Staten Island man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for Garner’s family said Thursday.
The event ends at sundown in Tompkinsville at the location where Garner was taken into police custody before he died.
The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.
Police on Friday were searching for a robber who put a 69-year-old woman into a chokehold as she was walking through her house in Woodmere, Long Island.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”
The de Blasio administration on Monday was trying to ensure that peace is maintained the Staten Island rally for Eric Garner – the man who died in police custody last month.
Family members of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died while in police custody last month, were in attendance as the rally demanded justice for Michael Brown.
Mayor de Blasio has defended his police commissioner after weeks of backlash following the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that plans to march over the Verrazano Bridge have changed, and that now they will take buses over the bridge.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.
Ramsey pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and is being held on $75,000 bail.
New Yorkers enraged by a man’s death in police custody see a medical examiner’s ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.