Eric Garner’s Mother Speaks Out on Anniversary of His Death

Federal prosecutors said that they won't bring civil rights charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the white officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner’s mother, speaking on the five-year anniversary of his chokehold death, urged the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved. “We’ve been failed by every other source,” Gwen Carr said on CBS. “He should be fired. At least that would give me closure.” Speaking later in a radio interview, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Everyone gets due process. By state law that is the police commissioner’s decision.”…

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