Sunday, July 19, 2015

Family Renews Calls for Civil Rights Charges a Year After Garner’s Death

Hundreds of people converged on a lawn in front of the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Saturday to demand that federal civil rights charges be filed in the death of Eric Garner, focusing attention on the latest chapter of his family’s yearlong push for police accountability.
At the rally, sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Mr. Garner’s family renewed calls for charges against the officer who put him in a chokehold, and reflected on a year of sustained activism.

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