Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be chargedJuly 16, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a national rallying cry against police brutality...
Mamie Till depiction seen as tribute to Black female leadersOctober 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Carr sat up straight in her seat as she heard lines of dialogue delivered by the actor portraying Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy whose lynching in Mississippi in 1955 catalyzed the U.S.
NYC to pay $7M to man wrongfully convicted in 1996 killingMay 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $7 million to a man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, Comptroller Brad Lander said Monday.
Grant Williams was exonerated last July in the 1996 shooting of Shdell Lewis outside a Staten Island public housing complex.
Police stops of Black people often filled with fear, anxietyApril 16, 2022 GMT
The video seems clear: Patrick Lyoya disobeyed an officer during a traffic stop, tried to run, then wrestled with the officer over his Taser before the officer fatally shot him in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Trayvon Martin 10th anniversary: A look at the playersFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, when the 17-year-old Black teen was fatally shot Feb. 26, 2012, during a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.
A look at high-profile killings by US policeFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota police Officer Kim Potter faces sentencing Friday for manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of Daunte Wright.
A look at high-profile cases over killings by US policeDecember 23, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for a Taser was led away in handcuffs Thursday after a jury found her guilty of manslaughter in the death of Black motorist Daunte Wright.
He’s running for DA, challenging the NYPD and the status quoOctober 26, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the final votes are cast in an election likely to make him Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg is showing just how different a prosecutor he might be.
‘I can’t breathe’: Public inquiry into Garner’s death beginsOctober 25, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Judge: NYC mayor won’t testify in Eric Garner inquiryJuly 23, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t have to testify in a judicial inquiry into the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner, a judge ruled Friday, dashing a long-running quest by Garner’s relatives to have the mayor questioned under oath.
Eric Garner remembered on 7th anniversary of his deathJuly 17, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Family and community members gathered in New York City on Saturday to remember Eric Garner on the seventh anniversary of his death in a police chokehold.
Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, gathered with others in Staten Island just a few hundred feet from where her son lost his life, the Staten Island Advance reported.
NY appeals court backs inquiry of Garner chokehold deathJuly 15, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that a judicial inquiry is warranted into the investigation of Eric Garner’s 2014 police chokehold death, denying the city’s push to cancel the proceeding.
A look at high-profile cases over killings by US policeJune 24, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin faces decades in prison when he is sentenced Friday in George Floyd's death.
Families urge legal changes to prevent more police killingsMay 25, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parents and siblings of Black men killed by police urged people during a discussion in the city where George Floyd was killed a year ago to join them in pursuing legal changes they say can make similar deaths less likely in the future.
Floyd legislation reveals divide in police-reform movementMay 22, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Monifa Bandele became a community organizer in the late 1990s, after New York City police fatally shot a young, unarmed Black immigrant named Amadou Diallo in the Bronx.
In the two decades since, she repeatedly witnessed police reforms that failed to stop Black people from dying at the hands of officers.
Families of Black men slain by police are hopeful for reformApril 30, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family and representatives of Black men slain by the police met with senators and White House officials Thursday — and left optimistic that police reform could be approved by May 25, the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
Lawrence Byrne, NYPD’s policy-shaping legal czar, dies at 61December 8, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence Byrne, the New York Police Department’s top lawyer during a fraught period that followed a court ban on officers frisking people without cause, the chokehold death of Eric Garner and the revelation that police spied on law-abiding Muslims after 9/11, has died...
Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ on National Book Awards longlistSeptember 17, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction...
NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconductAugust 31, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer's union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department's internal disciplinary system for such a penalty...
Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peaceAugust 26, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep...
NYPD chief, protesters roughed up in Brooklyn Bridge clashJuly 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Several New York City police officers were attacked and injured Wednesday as pro-police and anti-police protesters clashed on the Brooklyn Bridge, police said...
Crowds mourn Rayshard Brooks at storied Atlanta churchJune 23, 2020 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev...
NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime unit in nod to reformJune 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police department is disbanding the type of plainclothes anti-crime units that were involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner and have long been criticized for aggressive tactics, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday...
Streaming revolution: Protesters make point with viral clipsJune 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue last week, their signs and chants demanding police reform captured from within their ranks by dozens of camera phones...
New York governor signs police accountability legislationJune 13, 2020 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday a sweeping package of police accountability measures that received new backing following protests over George Floyd's killing, including one allowing the release of officers' long-withheld disciplinary records...
Police disciplinary records are largely kept secret in USJune 12, 2020 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had more than a dozen misconduct complaints against him before he put his knee on George Floyd's neck...
Floyd’s death spurs question: What is a black life worth?June 12, 2020 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes...
Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reformJune 9, 2020 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of police choke holds...
US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of forceJune 3, 2020 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —
A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force...
One face in the crowd: A protester haunted by the deadJune 3, 2020 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She couldn’t eat and she couldn’t sleep, jolting awake an hour after going to bed...
Pelosi urges Trump to be ‘healer in chief’ as protests rageJune 3, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to be a “healer in chief” while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged “racism in America” as the wrenching debate fueling protests over the treatment of black people in the United States arrived in Congress.
Spike Lee on what’s different about these protestsJune 1, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the first time that Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd's death...
‘I can’t breathe’ a rally cry anew for police protests in USMay 30, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — “I can’t breathe.”
Eric Garner uttered those words six years ago, locked in a police chokehold...
Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black manMay 27, 2020 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a NEW YORK (AP) — Video showing New York City police officers arresting a young black man sparked outrage and elicited questions about the amount of force used to make the arrest in a city where mistrust of police remains high more than five years after Eric Garner's death from an officer's chokehold...
Video of black man’s arrest spurs outrage, NYPD probeMarch 5, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Video showing New York City police officers arresting a young black man sparked outrage and elicited questions about the amount of force used to make the arrest in a city where mistrust of police remains high more than five years after Eric Garner's death from an officer's chokehold...
Police union wants mayor, commish out over Garner firingAugust 28, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's largest police union says the mayor and police commissioner should lose their jobs over the firing last week of an officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner...
Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applauseAugust 22, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago...
Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner deathAugust 21, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant accused of failing to properly supervise officers involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle her internal disciplinary case, a police official said Wednesday...
The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officerAugust 20, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local):
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner’s chokehold deathAugust 19, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force...
The Latest: Officer’s lawyer: He’ll fight to keep his jobAugust 2, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an administrative judge's recommendation in the Eric Garner case (all times local):...
The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is ‘gratified’July 17, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local):...
Cases in which police officers were charged in deathsJuly 16, 2019 GMT
Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects...
NYPD training official: Garner officer used banned chokeholdMay 15, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department official in charge of training recruits said Tuesday that the restraint technique an officer used on Eric Garner five years ago, leading to his death, "meets the definition" of a chokehold, a practice banned since the 1990s because of its potential for lethality...
5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold deathMay 12, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr's mind, competing for attention with warm, happy memories of her late son Eric Garner's life...
Erica Garner dies; fought police brutality after dad’s deathDecember 31, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack...
3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds onJuly 22, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men...
Investigator who leaked chokehold officer’s records resignsMarch 24, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday...
Republicans worry House race could hurt diversity effortJanuary 19, 2015 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to attract more minority voters, some Republicans are worried that their party's near-certain candidate for a House seat in New York City could become the latest drag on GOP diversity efforts.
Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting caseJanuary 6, 2015 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prominent civil rights organization, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.
AP sources: Cops’ killer angry at chokehold deathDecember 21, 2014 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.