Protesters call for Bratton’s resignation in wake of Eric Garner death

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NEW YORK (AP) — A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.

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Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

 

A video of the incident appears to show a police officer place Garner in a chokehold. Garner, an asthmatic, can be heard saying "I can't breathe."

The chokehold is banned by the NYPD. The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death.

Two police officers and four FDNY emergency workers have been reassigned.

1 Comment

  • Ralph Morales

    Ok the first guy is one of 2 guys that were attempting to get the crowd to start a riot during THIER demonstration . These two guys are making statements that make no sense. 2 idiots

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