Press Releases

Eric Garner’s Family and Police Accountability Advocates Slam Mayor de Blasio for Cover-Up and Failures in Eric Garner case

Gwen Carr, Ellisha Flagg Garner, Communities United for Police Reform & Justice Committee Announce Legal Action Challenging de Blasio & NYPD Violations of Duty Related to Eric Garner, and Announce Filing of First Amendment Demand for Transparency and Related FOIL

More than 5 Years Since Eric Garner Was Killed, Multiple Officers Who Engaged In Misconduct, including False Official Statements, Have Faced No Discipline Or Even Charges from the de Blasio Administration

New York, NY – Eric Garner’s family and advocates are demanding justice and transparency after Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD’s outrageous attempts to skirt accountability.

Statement by Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner, After NYPD Cuts Deal With Supervising Officer in Garner Killing

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, reacts to news that the NYPD cut a deal with Sgt. Kizzy Adonis for her role in Garner’s death. Adonis was charged over three years ago for failing to properly supervise the scene where former Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed Garner.

NO MORE DELAYS: Eric Garner’s sister and groups demand firing of Pantaleo and other officers who engaged in misconduct related to killing of Eric Garner

Eighty national and local organizations and families of New Yorkers killed by police send letter to Mayor de Blasio & Commissioner O'Neill to fire Pantaleo and end discipline delays

Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner and Advocates Demand Action Following Reports of Recommendation of Termination of Daniel Pantaleo from the NYPD

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, reacts to reports that the administrative judge in the disciplinary trial of the NYPD officer who unjustly killed her son recommended that the officer be fired.

Statement by Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner, After Meeting with Mayor de Blasio

New York, NY - Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, condemned the decision not to convict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the unjust killing of her son. Carr is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold the NYPD accountable, which includes firing Pantaleo and other officers responsible for misconduct. On Thursday, July 18, Carr spoke to de Blasio in a meeting. She issued the following statement:  

Statement by Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner:

Civil Rights, Community Groups Respond to Second NYPD Spying Report

New York, NY - Today, a coalition of community and civil rights organizations responded to the second annual public report on the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) intelligence operations from Stephen Robinson, the Civilian Representative on the NYPD’s “Handschu Committee.” Mayor de Blasio appointed Robinson as the Civilian Representative in 2017. The position came as part of a series of reforms resulting from community mobilization in reaction to widespread NYPD spying on Muslim communities.

Mother of Eric Garner, Youth Organizations, Elected Officials and Hundreds of New Yorkers Call on Mayor de Blasio and NYPD to Hold All Officers Involved in Garner's Unjust Killing Accountable

New York, NY – On the fifth anniversary of the unjust killing of Eric Garner -- and one day after the DOJ’s refusal to bring federal charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo -- Garner's mother Gwen Carr, Make the Road New York’s Youth Power Project, Rockaway Youth Task Force and other Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) members and partners, held a youth-led rally and march on July 17, 2019 to call on Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD to end their obstruction and delays and move to fire all officers responsible for misconduct in Garner's killing.

BREAKING NEWS: Mother of Eric Garner Addresses DOJ Refusal to Bring Charges Against NYPD Officer Who Killed Her Son

New York, NY – One day before the fifth anniversary of the unjust killing of Eric Garner, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) refused to bring federal charges against Garner’s killer, NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, and sister, Ellisha Flagg-Garner, will address the DOJ decision in a 1:00 p.m. press conference on the steps of City Hall.