Eric Garner

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Judge Rules Against Releasing Grand Jury Minutes In Eric Garner Case

A judge on Thursday said the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board cannot access the grand jury minutes in the case against a police officer who held Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold.

08/20/2015

Police on the scene of a shooting during a protest in Ferguson, MO on Aug. 10, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

State Of Emergency Declared In Ferguson After Violent Protests Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early Monday.

08/10/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Appeals Court Rules Against Releasing Grand Jury Testimony In Eric Garner Case

A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel ruled Wednesday. A lower court judge declined in March to release the testimony, citing longstanding principles of grand jury secrecy.

07/29/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton

Activists Demand Federal Charges Against Officer In Death Of Eric Garner

Earlier this week, Garner’s family reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City over the death.

07/18/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Protest Rallies Mark One Year Anniversary Of Eric Garner’s Death

Major rallies were held Friday to mark the one year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death.

07/17/2015

Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr on left, wife Esau at podium discussing settlement (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Eric Garner’s Family On $5.9 Million Settlement: Don’t Congratulate Us, This Is Not A Victory

“Don’t congratulate us. This is not a victory,” Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said. “The victory will come when we get justice.”

07/14/2015

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Announces $5.9 Million Settlement For Eric Garner’s Family

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday announced the settlement of $5.9 million with the family of Eric Garner.

07/13/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Puts AG’s Office In Charge Of Investigating Police Killings

New York’s governor has issued an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police.

07/08/2015

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, talks to reporters during a demonstration July 7, 2015, in Manhattan. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Set To Appoint AG As Special Prosecutor To Probe Police-Involved Killings

The governor hopes that the national conversation about police abuse will take a new turn and that other jurisdictions will follow his model.

07/07/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over Eric Garner Grand Jury Record

An appeals court is revisiting the issue of whether the grand jury record in the Eric Garner chokehold death case should stay sealed.

06/16/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Advocates Demand Special Prosecutor For NYS Police Custody Death Cases

Mothers and other relatives of a dozen New Yorkers killed by police have brought cardboard coffins to the New York state Capitol Monday, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor for future cases.

06/15/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Sharpton Holds ‘Thanksgiving’ Rally In NYC Following Charges Against Baltimore Cops

Garner’s widow asked why there seems to be justice in Baltimore, but not in New York City.

05/02/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Families Of People Killed By Police Meet With Cuomo, Call For Special Prosecutor

The relatives of eight people killed by police said Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to order a special prosecutor to investigate such deaths — if his legislative proposal fails to establish a special monitor to review similar cases.

04/28/2015

Eric Linsker (Credit: CBS2)

Baruch Professor Accused In Brooklyn Bridge Assault To Be Arraigned

The Baruch College professor accused of inciting a riot during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge will be arraigned in Supreme Court Tuesday.

04/28/2015

A man throws a wood board at police on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics.  Police said at least seven officers were injured -- one of them was unresponsive -- as youths hurled bricks and bottles and destroyed at least one police vehicle in the vicinity of the shopping mall not far from the church where the funeral took place.  (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Violent Riots Break Out In Baltimore After Funeral For Man Who Died In Police Custody

A violent showdown erupted late Monday afternoon in Baltimore, following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody.

04/27/2015

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