NEW YORK (PIX11) --The President of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch says people should wait until the full autopsy report is released and an investigation is completed before they pass judgment on the alleged choke hold death of Eric Garner.
Lynch, during a taping of PIX11 News Closeup, says the union will fully defend the officers involved and will bring in its own panel of experts, including use of force experts and forensic medical examiners.
On the same program, Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright maintains, "Police are out of control," and says he doesn't know what video Lynch is looking at, arguing that it is clearly a choke hold police used to bring down Garner who was being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes.
The Reverend Al Sharpton meantime is calling for a massive protest on the Verrazano Bridge on August 23rd.
There are demands that the protest be blocked because it would create a traffic nightmare on the bridge.