Eric Garner

Cop Who Killed Eric Garner on Video Finally Closer to Being Fired After Five Years

Two days after activists protested yelling “fire Pantaleo” at a Democratic debate in Detroit with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio standing on stage, a New York administrative judge ruled that Pantaleo should be fired. Pressure from activists and media attention put Eric Garner’s death at the forefront of discussions on police brutality and misconduct.

Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged

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.

WATCH : Press Conference – Thanks to Attorney General William Barr, Police officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 rallying cry as the nation confronted a long history of police brutality. The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire. Barr disregarded a recommendation by civil

Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing

In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths — a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.  

DOJ wants to indict cop who killed Eric Garner

Skepticism and tepid hope are occupying the same space as news broke Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, that the Department of Justice is looking to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Prison rare in cases of blacks who die at hands of police

BALTIMORE (AP) A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody and whose case fueled outrage among activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are the outcomes of some other cases where police have been investigated for the deaths of black Americans with whom they came in contact. MICHAEL BROWN The 18-year-old black man was shot and killed in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. A grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot him.

Town Hall on the State of Police Brutality and Reform Offers Insights into Past and Present and Offers Solutions to Current and Future Challenges

The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform, convened by the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), held a comprehensive town hall last week. The event provided panelists and attendees with an opportunity for open dialogue regarding past, present and future challenges of police reform and necessary solutions to address the ongoing killings and brutality of African Americans and other minorities by police officers nationwide.

Family: Settlement isn’t victory in NY police chokehold case

The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer’s chokehold said Tuesday that the nearly $6 million settlement they reached with the city wasn’t a victory as they continued pressing for federal civil rights charges.