Eric Garner

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

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)

Congressman Calls For Federal Law Against Police Chokeholds

The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.

04/27/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on April 26, 2015. (credit: CBS News)

Bill Bratton: Relationship Between City Officials, Police Union Better

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says there’s “much less tension” between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.

04/26/2015

New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile. (Credit: City Council)

Candidates Square Off In Debate On Staten Island With Grimm’s Congressional Seat Up For Grabs

Candidates running for Michael Grimm’s vacated congressional seat debated in Staten Island on Tuesday night.

04/14/2015

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Ramsey Orta, Man Who Took Eric Garner Video, Released On Bail In Unrelated Case

Ramsey Orta, the man who took the video of Eric Garner in a confrontation with police officers on Staten Island last summer, was released on bail Friday months after being accused of unrelated charges.

04/10/2015

The Rev. Calvin Butts says Mayor Bill de Blasio should be targeted for defeat when his reelection campaign comes around if he does not make major changes at the NYPD. (Credit: CBS2)

Rev. Calvin Butts Tells de Blasio To Overhaul NYPD Or Expect To Be Targeted In 2017

The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem is demanding that the mayor make wholesale changes to the NYPD and fire the officer who put Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold – or else the ministers will fire the mayor.

04/08/2015

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

Judge Won’t Release Grand Jury Testimony From Eric Garner Chokehold Case

State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett said the parties who brought the suit didn’t make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes.

03/19/2015

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)

NYPD Admits 2 Detectives Used Department Equipment To Alter Wikipedia Articles

Last week, the publication Capital New York reported that computers operating on the NYPD’s network had been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of controversial cases.

03/16/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Report: Computers On NYPD Network Used To Make Edits To Eric Garner Wikipedia Page

A report claims computers operating on the New York Police Department’s network at its One Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of controversial cases involving Eric Garner, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo.

03/13/2015

Crime scene detectives arrive to investigate the scene outside the Ferguson Police Department on March12, 2015 in Ferguson, MO where two police officers were shot and wounded. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

2 Officers Shot In ‘Ambush’ Outside Ferguson Police Department

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report.

03/12/2015

New NYPD Officers take oath (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Poll: Most NYPD Officers Thought 3-Day Retraining Program Was Useful

An internal poll has revealed that the majority of officers who have completed a retraining program following the death of Eric Garner thought it had a positive effect, according to the Mayor’s office.

02/27/2015

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

State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case Controversy

New York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.

02/26/2015

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