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In the wake of the Eric Garner tragedy, the NYPD is teaching officers a new technique to subdue a suspect who is resisting arrest. DNAinfo reports that the method is called “Armbar Hammerlock,” a “martial arts and wrestling move focusing on restraining the arms of a resisting suspects to bring them down without grabbing the […]

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Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who put Eric Garner in a prohibited chokehold that caused his death, is also a liar. According to Pantaleo’s lawyer, the troubled cop told investigators that he didn’t choke Garner: “He indicated he never used a chokehold,” said his attorney, Stuart London, who was present at the interview with several […]

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On Monday, the family of Eric Garner — who died after being placed into an illegal chokehold by a police officer — has taken the first step in their planned lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and six officers involved in the incident, filing a claim to sue for $75 million. The claim is currently under review. The police […]

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It was around 7:30PM when Margarita Rosario took the microphone at the Sunset Park rec center, turned to a table that seated five police officers and told the story of how her son had been murdered by NYPD cops. “My son, Anthony Rosario, had 14 bullets in his back, face down on the floor,” Rosario […]

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The NYPD is investigating another confrontation between its officers and residents after a melee — caught on video — broke out on Sunday in Brooklyn, cops told ANIMAL. UPDATE (2:20PM): ANIMAL contacted DCPI and they confirmed that an officer involved in the incident was suspended. (Read our interview with a person who was arrested and […]

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A few weeks ago, Eric Garner died soon after a plain clothes NYPD officer put him in what most reasonable people would characterize as a chokehold. The entire incident was captured on video and many people, including the mayor, police commissioner, medical examiner, and police union spokesperson, have weighed in on the footage. Mayor Bill […]

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Medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer stated that Eric Garner’s death is a homicide, the AP reports. The 43-year-old father of six died after being placed in chokehold by an NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Bolcer stated that Garner died as a result of “the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police,” and that “asthma […]

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Despite a 1993 ban on chokeholds by the NYPD and all the media attention that Eric Garner’s death has amassed (along with other instances of police misconduct over the past few days), photos surfaced from this weekend that appear to show yet another cop using the prohibited tactic and this time it was on a […]

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A local reverend and community activist recently shared a pair of videos on his Facebook page of an NYPD officer placing what looks like a chokehold on a man in a Manhattan subway station, in a confrontation that occurred just days before the same physical tactic, which is prohibited by the police department, befell a […]

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A disturbing video the New York Daily News posted on its website Friday shows a plain-clothes police officer choking a Staten Island man, who later died. The video, captured by a civilian bystander, begins with 43-year-old Eric Garner telling the cops he “didn’t do shit,” and that he was “minding his business.” The tension escalates […]

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