The NYPD‚Äôs promise to review its policies isn‚Äôt enough for community advocates.¬† During a funeral last night for Eric Garner, the Reverend Al Sharpton demanded a federal civil rights investigation.
Video last week showed a police officer apparently putting a chokehold on Garner while arresting him.¬† Garner later died.
‚ÄúThe tape tells what you did and what you didn‚Äôt do,‚ÄĚ Sharpton said.¬† ‚ÄúThis time we don‚Äôt want no excuses, no back-biting.¬† Go to the tape.‚ÄĚ
The officer accused of putting Garner in a chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge.¬† Sharpton wants him prosecuted.
Following Garner‚Äôs death, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has promised a top to bottom review of the NYPD‚Äôs policies.¬† He‚Äôs also vowed to retrain all officers.
Sharpton said that‚Äôs not good enough.
‚ÄúYou don‚Äôt need no training to stop choking a man saying ‚ÄėI can‚Äôt breathe,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Sharpton said.
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