Rev. Al Sharpton
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.
The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.
The NYPD is planning a low-key approach for policing Saturday’s mega-march, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, to protest the deadly struggle with police that killed a Staten Island man.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is warning local merchants to consider closing their doors on Saturday in case violence breaks out during a march against police brutality.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.