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FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in the Staten Island borough of New York. The city's police watchdog agency disclosed Monday, June 22, 2020, that Panaleo, who was fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner's death. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

New law lifts secrecy from Garner officer's complaint file

Jun. 22, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of secrecy, a contentious leak to a news website and a recent change in state law, New York City’s police watchdog agency disclosed Monday the complaint history for the police officer fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. Records showing former Officer...

FILE -  In a Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, left, speaks alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference in New York. New York City’s police department is disbanding NYPD's anti-crime unit, the controversial unit involved in Eric Garner’s 2014 chokehold death, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday, June 15, 2020 amid a nationwide reckoning for policing in the wake of George Floyd’s death last month in Minneapolis  .(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime unit in nod to reform

Jun. 15, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police department is disbanding the type of plainclothes anti-crime units that were involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner and have long been criticized for aggressive tactics, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday. The NYPD's anti-crime units, which focused primarily on...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, protesters participate in a Black Lives Matter rally on Mount Washington overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. In recent years, there have been dozens of examples of officers who had numerous complaints against them of excessive force, harassment or other misconduct before they were accused of killing someone on duty. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Police disciplinary records are largely kept secret in US

Jun. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had more than a dozen misconduct complaints against him before he put his knee on George Floyd's neck. Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City officer who seized Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, had eight. Ryan Pownall, a Philadelphia officer facing murder charges in...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and other Congressional Democrats, speaks during a news conference to unveil policing reform and equal justice legislation on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A look at Democrats' sweeping proposals to overhaul policing

Jun. 9, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are proposing an overhaul of police procedures and accountability after the mass protests over the deaths of black Americans at the hand of law enforcement. The Justice in Policing Act is among the most ambitious law enforcement reforms from Congress in years and...