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5 Years After Eric Garner's Death, NYPD Officer Is Fired

Decision on Officer Daniel Pantaleo's fate announced Monday

(Newser) - After five years of investigations and protests, New York City's police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of "I can't breathe" fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. Police... More »

Judge on Eric Garner Cop: 'Self-Serving,' 'Untruthful'

Court opinion on Daniel Pantaleo says his story on chokehold is 'implausible'

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a judge passed down her recommendation that Daniel Pantaleo—the NYPD cop accused of putting Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him—be fired. Now the New York Times has gotten its hands on the nearly 50-page court opinion from Judge Rosemarie Maldonado, and she doesn'... More »

Fire Officer Over Death of Eric Garner, Judge Says

Police commissioner will make the final decision

(Newser) - An administrative judge has recommended firing the New York City police officer accused of using a chokehold in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. The judge's findings in the disciplinary case of officer Daniel Pantaleo were provided Friday to his lawyer and the city agency that acted as a... More »

No Federal Charges in Eric Garner's Death: Reports

Justice Department won't go after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo

(Newser) - The Justice Department will not bring federal charges in the 2014 death of Eric Garner at the hands of a New York City police officer, reports the New York Times , USA Today , and CNN . Daniel Pantaleo will not face criminal or civil rights charges in the case that ignited protests... More »

NYPD Commander on Eric Garner's Death: 'Not a Big Deal'

Testimony brings gasps at officer's hearing

(Newser) - There were gasps at a hearing in New York City Thursday as a police commander was asked to read out the texts he had exchanged with a sergeant who was at the scene of the arrest that led to Eric Garner's death. After Sgt. Dhanan Saminath told Lt. Christopher... More »

Garner Case Testimony: Officer Likely Used Banned Chokehold

Disciplinary trial begins in New York

(Newser) - Two New York police officials who investigated the July 2014 death of Eric Garner testified Monday that Officer Daniel Pantaleo likely violated department rules on the use of a chokehold. Garner was the unarmed black man whose pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police... More »

4 Years Later, NYPD Charges Cop Who Choked Eric Garner

Officer Daniel Pantaleo will get his day in court

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer nearly four years after he was accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who gasped, "I can't breathe." A police spokesman says departmental charges were presented Friday to Officer Daniel Pantaleo... More »

Anniversary of Eric Garner Death Brings New Development

Officer Daniel Pantaleo will face disciplinary proceedings, the NYPD has announced

(Newser) - The NYPD announced on Monday that it will allow disciplinary proceedings to go forward against a patrolman accused in the notorious chokehold death of an unarmed black man, saying it's run out of patience with federal authorities' indecision about whether to bring a criminal case. On the eve of... More »

Erica Garner Dies at Age 27

Daughter of Eric Garner passes away after being declared brain-dead earlier this week

(Newser) - A sad conclusion came Saturday morning to the most recent tragedy to hit the family of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner , with sources confirming his daughter, Erica Garner, has died, per the New York Daily News and Eyewitness News . The 27-year-old Garner, who was placed in a medically induced coma... More »

Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead

Erica Garner has no chance of recovery after heart attack, reports 'Daily News'

(Newser) - The 27-year-old daughter of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner has been declared brain dead and has no hope for recovery, reports the Daily News . Erica Garner, who became an outspoken advocate for police reform after her father's death in 2014, has been in a coma since Saturday, when she... More »

Eric Garner's Daughter in Coma After Heart Attack

27-year-old activist is in grave condition, family says

(Newser) - Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner , spent Christmas Day fighting for her life after what family members say was an asthma-induced heart attack. The anti-police brutality activist is one of the six children of Garner, who died in 2014 after being placed in a banned chokehold by New... More »

Black-ish Nails Episode on Police Brutality

Positive reactions flooding in

(Newser) - On Wednesday night, ABC's Black-ish aired a ripped-from-the-headlines show that some might call a "very special episode." The entire half-hour featured the sitcom family sitting in the living room watching the news to see if a police officer would be indicted in a police brutality case. The... More »

NYPD Caught Editing Eric Garner Wikipedia Entry

Capital New York traces IP addresses to headquarters

(Newser) - Anyone keeping a close eye on the Death of Eric Garner page at Wikipedia might have noticed a series of edits, some more subtle than others, that cast the NYPD in a positive light. Capital New York reveals the reason: They were made by people at the NYPD. The website... More »

After Talk With Boehner, NY Rep Steps Down

Grimm pleaded guilty to tax evasion last week

(Newser) - Rep. Michael Grimm told reporters he wouldn't resign after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion last week, but John Boehner appears to have used his powers of persuasion on New York City's only Republican representative in Congress. Grimm announced his resignation in a statement last night that sources... More »

De Blasio Decries 'Assassination,' Cops Turn Backs

NYPD is irate over mayor's sympathy to protesters in Eric Garner case

(Newser) - A wall of NYPD blue three rows deep stood at attention last night as ambulances bearing the bodies of two of their fallen brethren, gunned down execution-style in their patrol car , made their way past a New York City hospital. And in video picked up by PIX11 , a wall of... More »

Woman Tries to Trademark 'I Can't Breathe' for Clothes

Eric Garner's dying words turn up in formal application

(Newser) - "I can't breathe" has become a rallying cry in the wake of the Eric Garner case , and now an Illinois woman wants the rights to that line for a clothing line, reports the Smoking Gun . Catherine Crump's application to the US Patent and Trademark Office says... More »

Thousands Across US Protest Police Killings

25K reported at rally in Washington

(Newser) - Thousands of protesters marched across the country today—past the White House in the nation's capital, along iconic Fifth Avenue in New York, and in the middle of Nashville's honky-tonk district—to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and urge... More »

Cop Pulls Gun on Oakland Protesters

CHP officer to chief: 'I didn't know if we were going to make it out alive'

(Newser) - Apparently in fear for his life, a cop pulled a gun on a group of 30 to 50 people in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday night as crowds protested the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. According to a California Highway Patrol chief, Avery Browne, the plainclothes detective, caught on camera... More »

100+ Congressional Staffers Stage Walk-Out for Garner, Brown

Dozens participate, hold their hands up

(Newser) - In protest of the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, dozens of congressional staffers walked out of the Capitol this afternoon, NPR reports. They stood on the steps of Capitol Hill holding their hands up in the... More »

Berkeley Protesters Block Highway, Stop Train

More than 1K crowd I-80, Amtrak tracks in 3rd night

(Newser) - Protests against the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner continued for a third consecutive night in Berkeley, Calif., yesterday, with more than 1,000 people blocking traffic. Protesters thronged both sides of Interstate 80 as well as train tracks in... More »

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