Another police officer gets little to no punishment for shooting an unarmed black citizen as former New York Police Department Officer Richard Haste resigns from his position, according to The New York Times.
Wali Camara, a deli worker at A&M Deli Grocery in the Bronx, was shot and killed with a NYPD officer’s pistol on Aug. 9. But the person pulling the trigger wasn’t an officer. It was a panhandler that took the officer’s gun out of his holster and fired 15 rounds.
Camara’s family is now suing New York City for $20 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to The Grio.
Aml Elsokary has been a member of the NYPD for 11 years. But when she was out of uniform with her son in Brooklyn, that didn’t matter as she was threatened on the street.
Elsokary had just dropped her son off in Brooklyn on Saturday night when he got into a confrontation with Christopher Nelson, 36. As Elsokary tried to intervene, Nelson reportedly told her “ISIS [expletive], I will cut your throat, go back to your country.”
Update: Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica, has released a statement regarding the Justice Department’s decision to switch the investigation team.
My offical statement on todays news on the replacement of federal investigators in the investgation of my father eric garner pic.twitter.com/fZ4pO4I22H
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) October 25, 2016
Eric Garner was killed on a street corner in New York City more than two years ago when an NYPD officer placed him in an unlawful chokehold. The investigation into the incident has been ongoing since and has barely bore any fruit.
However, the Justice Department’s recent decision to switch out the New York-based FBI investigators with a new team from Washington D.C. already appears to be changing that.
Officials in New York City are condemning the actions of an NYPD officer who fatally shot a 66-year-old black woman who was in need of mental health assistance.
Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the fatal arrest of Eric Garner, has been sentenced to four years in prison connected to drug charges and possession of a weapon.
According to the New York Daily News, Orta had sold an undercover officer multiple drugs on nine occasions. He was also caught with a .25-caliber handgun.
Pretty much everyone in New York has ignored a law restricting the public release of police officer’s disciplinary records for more than 30 years. To be honest, most people probably forgot it was even on the books. However, that all changed once the police reformation activists, and even a judge, requested to get a look into the past of the officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold.
In 2013, NYPD officers were in pursuit of Keston Charles, 15, after he reportedly aimed a BB gun at a rival teenager in Brooklyn. During the chase, which ended in front of Charles’ apartment, Officer Jonathan Rivera fired 16 shots from his weapon, three of which his Charles in the buttocks, side and chest.
Newly released video obtained by the New York Daily News shows that Charles was actually running away from Rivera when the shots were fired and had his hands up in the air, with no BB gun in sight.
James P. O’Neill – commonly referred to as “JPo”, which is short for “Jimmy Police” – has been a police officer since 1983. After more than three decades, he will now become the next commissioner of the largest police force in the nation and, arguably, the most recognizable in the world – the NYPD.
Peter Liang was a rookie NYPD officer walking the stairs of the Pink Houses in New York City. After hearing a noise, he drew his gun, pulled his trigger after being startled and the bullet ricocheted and hit Akai Gurley, 28, in the chest. Liang and his partner then debated over who should report the shot before discovering Gurley’s body.
In February, Liang was convicted on a charge of manslaughter. Yesterday, April 19, he evaded jail time completely and was sentenced to 800 hours of community service by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.