NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The mother and wife of Eric Garner joined Rev. Al Sharpton Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming grand jury decision in Garner’s police chokehold death.
Sharpton announced a countdown to the end of the grand jury from his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem where a crowd chanted “No justice, no peace.”
“I want people to know that it’s not just Ferguson, it’s right here,” Sharpton said. “And we going to watch this grand jury — they have to come back within days — and we going to be prepared to continue to fight for the federal government to intervene.”
In Ferguson, Mo., a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, an officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
Wilson had been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting, however his attorney announced the officer’s resignation Saturday, saying it is effective immediately.
Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, called on the grand jury Saturday to indict the officer that put Garner in the apparent chokehold, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
“I would like to hope that in the coming weeks or the coming days, whatever it be, that the grand jury gives us a fair decision,” she said.