Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.
The investigation will look for potential civil rights investigations in the July 17 death of Garner, 43, who was confronted by police on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week.
Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on the list.
Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.
Mufid Elfgeeh pleaded not guilty Thursday to three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S.
New York state is getting $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Garner’s family wants federal prosecutors to take over the investigation and potential prosecution of the case, which the Staten Island District Attorney announced Tuesday was going to a grand jury.
Holder recalled being pulled over twice on the New Jersey Turnpike and accused of speeding.
Meanwhile Tuesday, St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery, authorities said.
Holder will meet with investigators from the FBI and the Justice Department, as well as community leaders, following the Aug. 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Obama said.
Six members of New York’s congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month’s police custody death of Eric Garner.
New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.
The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
Sharpton acknowledged Tuesday that he helped the feds investigate New York Mafia figures, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.