Chokehold

The City of New York has agreed to pay the family of Eric Garner $5.9 million to settle a claim over his killing in New York City's Staten Island borough one year ago on Friday.

The New York Police Department officer cleared in Eric Garner’s chokehold death is being sued over a 2010 car crash that left a man with…

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In his first report as the NYPD’s Inspector General, Philip Eure narrowed in on authorities using the chokehold, which despite its 20+ years ruling in being banned/illegal, cops have resorted to during interrogations. And now, most infamously, the chokehold was used by Daniel Pantaleo who ended up killing Eric Garner on a Staten Island street. Eure’s research used 10 […]

Another Black life lost, another White police officer gets away with murder. Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island police officer responsible for forcibly putting 43-year-old Eric Garner in the chokehold, killing him, has not been indicted by the Staten Island grand jury. Despite Garner’s death being ruled a homicide due to “the compression of his chest […]

Nearly a week after fallout from a grand jury’s decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a panel in…