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Ramsey Orta, the Staten Island man who filmed Eric Garner's death, has been sentenced to four years in prison in a (supposedly) unrelated weapon and drugs case.

The New York City Police Department docked two vacation days from the officer who choked Eric Garner. The incident occurred more than two years before a video recording captured him putting a chokehold on Garner.

In a major step in the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, which touched off a nationwide movement against police brutality, federal prosecutors began presenting evidence to a grand jury on Wednesday, reports The New York Times.

This week, activist group Justice League NYC is fighting for the family of Eric Garner by demanding the officer who placed him in a chokehold be stripped of his duties.


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 “severe and permanent” injuries, reports the New York Daily News. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, was recently named as a defendant in a civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court against […]

Protests haven’t slowed down in New York since it was announced the city will not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. Instead, special task force and proud advocates, Justice League NYC, has come up with a list of demands for the NYPD to abide by. The group, founded by Carmen Perez, has […]

The NYPD officer who placed an unarmed Eric Garner in a chokehold that contributed to his death in July was formally interviewed by Internal Affairs bureau investigators Monday. Officer Daniel Pantaleo avoided charges earlier this month when a Staten Island grand jury elected not to indict him in the 43-year-old’s death. Shortly after the announcement came […]

(photo credit: FaceBook) In the wake of the refusal to indict Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for the murders of 18-year-old Michael Brown and 43-year-old Eric Garner, respectively, Kings County, Brooklyn district…

Last Thursday, police approached Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, and accused him of selling illegal cigarettes on the street. Moments later, Garner, who had just come from breaking up a neighborhood fight, lay unresponsive on the ground — in an attempt to arrest him, police cut off Garner’s air supply in a chokehold, […]