NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The family of a Staten Island man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.
Sharpton arrived for the meeting with Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, his wife, Esaw Garner, and his daughter Erika Garner. They are demanding an investigation into Garner’s death last week.
An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold after Garner refuses to be handcuffed. Police had suspected Garner of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.