Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, and his wife Esaw Garner helped with the annual dinner for the homeless and senior citizens. They also gave out toys to children.
Members of the NYPD and New York City teens came together on Wednesday to recognize their differences and similarities.
Some protest organizers have dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s request for a “time out” until after the murdered officers are laid to rest.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police.
The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent.
Giuliani spoke out in defense of de Blasio, but also criticized him for not being tough enough on protesters during recent demonstrations over the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case.
President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers in Brooklyn had made online posts that were “very anti-police.”
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Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies.
Police have been looking for a group of suspects, four men and three women, caught on camera struggling with the two lieutenants during a clash between police and protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday.
Friction boiled over again on Thursday between unions representing NYPD officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The NYCLU wants the evidence made public in the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo and plans to fight for it in court on Friday.
The judge weighing whether to make the Eric Garner grand jury proceedings public has pulled himself off the case.
There’s growing public backlash against some protesters who demonstrated following the Eric Garner grand jury decision.