Franklin Reyes, 18, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and unlicensed driving, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
Police insisted that officers did not strike Wong deliberately, and that when an officer pulled out a summons book and began writing a ticket, a struggle ensued.
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.
The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”
The family of a 14-year-old Bronx boy who says he was thrown by cops through a plate glass window is suing the city for $25 million.
The city medical examiner’s office treated a Bronx grandmother like “garbage” when it mistakenly shipped off her corpse for research, the woman’s family alleges in a new lawsuit.
William Pena’s relatives are suing the nightclub 1 Oak, where Dominic Whilby, 22, of Griffin, Ga., was partying before the Feb. 12 accident.
A elderly Chinese immigrant is suing the NYPD and the city, alleging that police officers roughed him up after he jaywalked on the Upper West Side earlier this month.
A Brooklyn man and father of nine died on Thursday after a member of his family was questioned by police about a cellphone robbery.
After Ariel Russo was struck by a speeding SUV while walking to pre-kindergarten with her grandmother, there was a four-minute delay before EMS was dispatched.
Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.
The lawsuit claims 24-year-old Eduardo Sandoval was branded with a hot potato masher by at least one staffer at the Leake & Watts residential facility last June.
The family of a bodega worker who was accidentally shot and killed by a New York City police officer during a robbery plans to sue the city for $25 million.
The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop is taking first official step toward a lawsuit.
Leonel Cuevas was riding on a dirt bike that collided with a patrol car on Walton Avenue Oct. 27. The driver of the bike was killed.