Senator criticized for linking man’s death to tobacco taxes
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two dozen Democratic members of the Oregon House sharply criticized a Republican senator Friday for referencing the death of Eric Garner, a black man killed in New York by police, in a statement opposing cigarette taxes and using Garner's last words: "I can't breathe."
Garner was killed in 2014 after officers stopped him for selling single, unpackaged cigarettes, thereby ducking a sales tax.
NYPD: Records not precise on who trained Eric Garner officer
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department hasn't been able to figure out who specifically trained an officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man because police academy records for his class didn't list instructors for individual cadets, the department said Thursday.
The Latest: Records not clear on Garner officer’s training
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the police disciplinary case against a white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man (all times local):
The New York Police Department says it hasn't been able to figure out who specifically trained a white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man because records don't list instructors for individual officers.
NYPD officer faces May trial in Eric Garner chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face an NYPD disciplinary trial next May - nearly five years after the man's pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality, an administrative judge said Thursday.
Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it's unclear if top Justice Department officials will be willing to move forward with a case, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
Eric Garner chokehold case rolls on, but future is cloudy
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation into the police chokehold death of Eric Garner has been moving forward in New York, but its future is uncertain as a U.S. attorney general with a law-and-order bent takes over the Justice Department.
Two people with inside knowledge of the probe say a federal grand jury in Brooklyn met as late as last week to hear testimony about Garner's deadly confrontation with New York Police Department officers on Staten Island in 2014.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of people have gathered in New Jersey to mark the second anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, whose chokehold death became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men.
Garner's mother joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and the mothers of more than a dozen other men killed by police officers Sunday morning at a church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Garner died July 17, 2014, after repeatedly calling out "I can't breathe" as police...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck.
The legal limbo is playing out on the watch of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who has come under persistent pressure in the city and elsewhere to bring Officer Daniel...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is criticizing efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change.
Sharpton spoke Saturday, a day before the two-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner. Garner died in a police chokehold in the New York City borough of Staten Island on July 17, 2014.
Sharpton said during his weekly address at the National Action Network's "House of Justice" in Harlem that numerous...