More Than 200 Arrested In New York In Second Night Of Eric Garner Protests
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Wednesday and Thursday nights to protest a grand jury's decision to not indict an NYPD officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold. The protests have spread around the nation.
39 Dramatic Photos Of The Eric Garner Protests In New York City
Protesters swarmed New York City streets — marching on Times Square, the West Side Highway, Union Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge — after a grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner. Here are some of the night's most dramatic photos.
New York City Police Force To Be Retrained In Wake Of Eric Garner Case
A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday declined to charge an NYPD officer who killed the unarmed Garner with a chokehold. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has since announced that the federal government will launch its own investigation and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the NYPD will be retrained in an effort to reduce police violence.
Police Report On Asthmatic New Yorker's Death Does Not Mention Chokehold
An internal NYPD report on the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner quotes an officer at the scene as saying the man was "not in great distress." Chokeholds, which are forbidden under NYPD procedures, were not mentioned in the document.
Four Emergency Medics Suspended Following Death Of Asthmatic Man In NYPD Custody
An amateur video of the man's death appears to show how the first responders neglected to perform routine procedures to help the dying patient. The four emergency workers will not be going on ambulance runs until the FDNY completes an investigation.