They say the mayor's demand to get Officer Daniel Pantaleo fired from the NYPD would go a long way in ensuring he never wears the badge again.
Garner famously gasped “I can’t breathe” as he died, and the phrase later became a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Officer Daniel Pantaleo is undergoing a disciplinary hearing for his role in the 2014 incident.
The payout for the death of the unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer was the largest pre-lawsuit settlement in the history of South Carolina and one of the largest in the United States, the family's lawyer said.
With the first anniversary of Garner's death in Staten Island at the hands of an NYPD officer approaching on Friday, Garner’s family reportedly accepted a settlement offer.
State Supreme Court Justice William E. Garnett was unpersuaded by arguments that the public has a right to know how the grand jury came to its decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society are demanding that the Staten Island district attorney release details on how the grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner's death.
Several hundred people shouted "We can't breathe" and lay on the ground at the Westfield mall, as protests over the death of the 43-year-old New Yorker at police hands spread across the Atlantic.
New polls suggest public opinion on race in America is split almost down the middle, with most of the divide concerning whether race is really an issue at all.
New York remains the epicenter of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, but will it amount to anything?
If we want to stop cops from killing civilians, we need to reduce the influence law enforcement has on the levers of government.