Rev. Al Sharpton
Sharpton was expected to discuss the resignation of Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and call for Banks to be replaced with someone sensitive to police and community relations during a National Action Network rally.
Andrew Cuomo covers a crushing political defeat followed by an ugly headline-grabbing tabloid divorce within a two-year span in his new warts-and-all biography, “All Things Possible.”
Rev. Al Sharpton offered an impassioned defense of his former aide whose prominent role at City Hall has come under intense scrutiny, claiming that the criticism has been fueled by a movement to curb his own influence with Mayor de Blasio.
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.
The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died of a chokehold while in police custody, will sue city of New York as well as the NYPD for $75 million, plus attorneys’ fees.
The breakfast meeting, which was held at the cardinal’s residence on Madison Avenue, came weeks after the group first gathered at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island.
The event ends at sundown in Tompkinsville at the location where Garner was taken into police custody before he died.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says NYPD officers will get annual training on the use of force following the police custody death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.
The New York City Council will hold oversight hearings next month on a police department review of its training procedures, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island, The Associated Press has learned.
Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.
In his eulogy, Sharpton police officers who are wrong need to be dealt with.
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.
As people from across the city and country gathered for Saturday’s march on Staten Island in support of Eric Garner and his family, they vowed never to forget all the victims of what they call, police brutality.
With so many people pouring into a small section of Staten Island for Saturday’s march and rally over the death of Eric Garner, there was concern from some businesses and residents over the crowds.
No parking signs are already up along the march route where crowds are expected to fill the streets for hours.