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06.16.15 Liam Mathews

A three-judge panel will convene in Brooklyn today to hear arguments appealing to unseal the grand jury verdict that failed to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner last year, NY1 reports. On March 19, Staten Island judge William E. Garnett determined that there was no “compelling” reason to unseal the records. […]

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05.05.15 Prachi Gupta

The New York Civil Liberties Union will file an appeal of a Staten Island judge’s decision to not release the transcripts from the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a press release. Since December, the NYCLU has been asking for the release of the transcript of the proceedings and the instructions and evidence presented […]

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01.05.15 Rhett Jones

As the death of Eric Garner continues to have ripple effects throughout NYC, some activists are requesting more information be released from the grand jury proceedings. The proceedings did not bring any criminal charges against members of the NYPD. Garner died due to health complications after being detained by NYPD officers, one of whom was accused of […]

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12.08.14 Rhett Jones

As citizens around the United States are increasingly losing confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would like New York’s governor to grant him power to override local attorney generals in cases involving police killing unarmed citizens. Following the high-profile cases of Eric Garner and Mike Brown in which officers […]

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12.05.14 Rhett Jones

According to sources speaking with the Daily News, the cop who shot Akai Gurley in an East New York stairwell decided to text his union rep instead of helping the dying man. After the rookie officer entered a darkened stairwell in the Louis H. Pink Houses with his gun drawn, the officers have said there […]

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12.04.14 Prachi Gupta

New Yorkers expressed their collective anger, frustration, and disappointment over a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of unarmed black man Eric Garner on Wednesday night, launching a 50-person “die-in” in Grand Central Station, sending dozens to the Staten Island street where Garner was arrested this summer, and […]

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12.03.14 ANIMAL

Following the announcement Wednesday afternoon that a Staten Island grand jury has decided to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo with criminal charges related to the death of Eric Garner, protests have begun in NYC. Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the outcome, saying, “This is a deeply emotional day — for the Garner Family, and all New Yorkers. […]

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Rhett Jones

A Staten Island grand jury has announced its decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo with criminal charges related to the death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo used a prohibited chokehold while arresting Garner back in July. A medical examiner later ruled the incident a homicide and confirmed Garner’s death was a result of the chokehold, which exacerbated […]

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Rhett Jones

The NYPD has announced it will begin its pilot program for body-mounted cams on Wednesday, a full month earlier than previously announced. It has been implied that the move is motivated by tensions that could arise with the expected announcement of a grand jury’s ruling on the death of Eric Garner. Garner died after being placed […]

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11.24.14 Bucky Turco

A St. Louis County grand jury has decided against indicting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, to the surprise of virtually no one, but the disappointment of a nation. The Brown family released the following statement: We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will […]

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