RT America -- December 3, 2014
Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City and Washington, DC on Wednesday, protesting the non-indictment of a police officer who killed unarmed African-American man Eric Garner. The 43-year-old father of six was selling loose cigarettes when confronted by the New York City Police Department and placed in a chokehold that ultimately killed him. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky is in on the ground in New York while Manuel Rapalo is in Washington.
Should the New York City Police Department officer who killed 43-year-old father of six Eric Garner using a chokehold face legal charges? Although the NYPD prohibits its officers from performing the maneuver, the act itself is not legally banned, meaning criminal charges cannot be directly brought for its use. RT’s Ameera David discusses with Amy Frame of the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and Ronald E. Hampton of the National Police Accountability Project.