Latest Death of Eric Garner News

NYPD officer fired in chokehold death sues to get job back

Oct. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The officer who was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner is suing the New York Police Department and the police commissioner to be reinstated. Daniel Pantaleo's lawyer, Stuart London, told the New York Post the lawsuit was filed on Wednesday and argued that his termination...

Eric Garner's mother urges repeal of NY police secrecy law

Oct. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of Eric Garner is urging New York lawmakers to repeal a law used to keep the disciplinary records of police and correction officers secret. Gwen Carr says the law endangers New Yorkers and makes it close to impossible for her to fight for justice. The 2014 chokehold death of...