A New York appeals court panel questioned lawyers for officer Daniel Pantaleo pertaining to releasing the cop's disciplinary records more than a year after the fatal chokehold death of Eric Garner. A lower court has ordered the release of the records, but lawyers for Mayor Bill de Blasio have appealed the decision.
After years of disappointments in the quest for justice for Eric Garner, the unarmed Black man who died after being placed in an illegal chokehold by the NYPD in 2104, the U.S. Justice Department just took a step in the right direction by replacing the entire team investigating the case. According to a report […]
Quietly, over the last few weeks, the New York team of agents and prosecutors in the Eric Garner case have been replaced by civil rights lawyers from Washington, who think that charges should be brought against the officer who placed the late Garner in a chokehold.
The family of slain Staten Island man Eric Garner received a $1 million settlement from the area hospital that dispatched paramedics to the scene of his fatal encounter with police. In court documents obtained by the Associated Press, the details of the settlement were initially confidential and not part of an earlier settlement the family […]