Latest Death of Eric Garner News

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...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

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...

People record speakers and the crowd during a Caribbean-led Black Lives Matter rally at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, Sunday, June 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Streaming revolution: Protesters make point with viral clips

Jun. 15, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue last week, their signs and chants demanding police reform captured from within their ranks by dozens of camera phones. “This revolution won’t be televised!” shouted one protester. “It’s...

FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, Spike Lee attends a special 20th anniversary screening of his film

Spike Lee on what's different about these protests

Jun. 1, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the first time that Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd's death. On Monday, Lee released a short film titled “3 Brothers" connecting the death of Radio...

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'I can't breathe' a rally cry anew for police protests in US

May. 29, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner uttered those words six years ago, locked in a police chokehold. It became a rallying cry after his death for demonstrators across the country who protested the killings of African Americans by police. Then came the 2016 presidential...