NY Leaders Call For Swift Probe In Police Custody Death
Wednesday, July 23
(New York, NY) -- New York leaders are calling for a swift probe into the death of Eric Garner. He's the Staten Island man who died in police custody after video shows officers putting him an apparent chokehold. Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams wants an Inspector General to look at NYPD conduct in the case.
The group of leaders from the City Council, State Assembly and Senate also renewed their call for all street encounters between police and civilians to be videotaped. Since Garner's death last week, four EMS workers have been suspended without pay and the cop accused of performing the chokehold has been stripped of his badge and gun.