Death of NYC man in police custody was ruled a homicide

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 06:41 PM EDT

NYPD Watchdog: Use of Chokeholds May Be Undercounted

NYPD Watchdog: Use of Chokeholds May Be Undercounted

Instances of NYPD chokeholds, a tactic banned by police rules, may be undercounted across the city because of confusion over what actually constitutes a chokehold, according to an NYPD watchdog.

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM EDT

More Training for NYPD After Chokehold Death

More Training for NYPD After Chokehold Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says officers will get annual training on the use of force following the death of an unarmed man who died after being put in a chokehold in police custody this summer.

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT

Poll Finds Support for NYPD's "Broken Windows" Tactic

Poll Finds Support for NYPD's "Broken Windows" Tactic

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says he's "gratified" by a recent poll that found 56 percent of New York City residents support the crackdown on low-level offenses in an effort to prevent more violent crimes.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT

Demonstrators Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Demonstrators Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Demonstrators began crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in a caravan of cars and buses Saturday to protest the death of a Staten Island father who died in police custody last month after being put in...

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM EDT

Thousands Expected to Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Thousands Expected to Cross Verrazano Bridge to Protest Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Thousands are expected to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in cars and buses Saturday to protest the death of a Staten Island father who died in police custody last month after being put in a

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 07:43 AM EDT

Eric Garner Death Case Will Go to Grand Jury: DA

Eric Garner Death Case Will Go to Grand Jury: DA

The chokehold death of 43-year-old Eric Garner will head to a grand jury, Staten Island's chief prosecutor said Tuesday.

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