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Aug 2, 2019

Judge Says NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case Should Be Fired

Judge Says NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Case Should Be Fired

A judge presiding over the disciplinary trial of the NYPD officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner has recommended the cop be fired.

Jun 7, 2019

Lawyer: Cop Accused of Killing Eric Garner Wants to Keep Job

Lawyer: Cop Accused of Killing Eric Garner Wants to Keep Job

A lawyer for the New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the killing of Eric Garner says his client wants to keep his job.

Jun 6, 2019

Expert Witness Says Chokehold Not Cause of Garner's Death

Expert Witness Says Chokehold Not Cause of Garner's Death

A chief medical examiner from St. Louis flown in as a key expert witness in the administrative trial of a New York City police officer accused of killing Eric Garner several years ago testified Wednesday that a...

May 21, 2019

NYPD Cop: I Thought Eric Garner Was Faking 'I Can't Breathe'

NYPD Cop: I Thought Eric Garner Was Faking 'I Can't Breathe'

One of the officers who responded to the Eric Garner arrest scene in July 2014 says he thought the 43-year-old father, seen on widely circulated video gasping "I can't breathe," was faking it.

May 15, 2019

Graphic Eric Garner Death Photos Shown as ME Takes the Stand

Graphic Eric Garner Death Photos Shown as ME Takes the Stand

The New York City Medical Examiner will take the stand at the departmental trial of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

May 14, 2019

NYPD Training Official: Garner Video Shows 'Chokehold'

NYPD Training Official: Garner Video Shows 'Chokehold'

The head of the New York Police Department's recruit training said during the second day of the discuplinary trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo that video shows that a restraint technique used on Eric Garner...

May 13, 2019

Family Sobs, Some Protest During Chokehold Cop Trial Day One

Family Sobs, Some Protest During Chokehold Cop Trial Day One

The sister and mother of the 43-year-old New York City father who died after an NYPD officer allegedly used a banned chokehold on him in 2014 left a Manhattan courtroom wailing Monday as the now infamous...

May 13, 2019

Garner's Dying Words Used by Defense to Claim No Chokehold

Garner's Dying Words Used by Defense to Claim No Chokehold

A long-delayed disciplinary trial is set to begin for the NYPD cop accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, whose last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry for...

May 9, 2019

Judge: Trial of White Cop in Eric Garner’s Death Can Proceed

Judge: Trial of White Cop in Eric Garner’s Death Can Proceed

A New York City judge is allowing a police disciplinary case to proceed against the white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

Apr 4, 2019

NYPD Surgeon: Officer Didn't Use Chokehold on Eric Garner

NYPD Surgeon: Officer Didn't Use Chokehold on Eric Garner

The NYPD’s chief surgeon ruled that the officer accused in Eric Garner’s death did not put him in a chokehold, his attorney said.

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