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CCRB Opens Investigation Into 2019 NYPD Killing Of Antonio Williams, Family Demands Firings Of Officers

The family of Antonio Williams, the Justice Committee, and Communities United for Police Reform met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to discuss the investigations into NYPD officers, Sgt. Jason Valentino, Det. Daniel Beddows, and Officers Brian Mahon, Keith Figueroa and Robert Wichers, who killed Mr. Williams nearly 2 years ago in the Bronx.

Gwen Carr And Organizers File Lawsuits Against NYPD And CCRB To Obtain Full Foil Disclosures Related To Eric Garner’s Killing

This week, lawyers for Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), and the Justice Committee filed Article 78 lawsuits against the NYPD and the CCRB to obtain full disclosure of records in response to an August 2019 FOIL request sent to both agencies, including materials related to the NYPD’s and other City agencies’ actions to investigate and discipline officers responsible for Eric Garner’s killing.

Gwen Carr And Organizers Respond To Court Conference In Judicial Inquiry Into Eric Garner’s Killing

Today, following a public court conference in the historic judicial inquiry into the NYPD killing of Eric Garner and subsequent cover-up, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner,  Communities United for Police Reform, the Justice Committee, and other petitioners in the case are calling on Mayor de Blasio to fire all the NYPD officers responsible and stop hiding critical information ordered in the judicial inquiry.

CCRB Files Charges Against NYPD Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis, Family of Kawaski Trawick and Organizers Demand Firings

Today, the family of Kawaski Trawick, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee are demanding that the NYPD, Mayor de Blasio, and Commissioner Shea immediately serve charges on NYPD Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis and schedule their disciplinary trial related to the killing of Kawaski Trawick, following the CCRB’s formal filing of charges against the officers with the NYPD.

Stop-and-Frisk Plaintiffs Ask Court to Make Changes to Monitorship to Include Community

Court Monitor Cannot Accurately Assess NYPD Policy Changes Without Hearing from Impacted People

Community organizations, attorneys behind the class-action lawsuits that challenged the New York City Police Department (NYPD)’s stop-and-frisk and trespass-enforcement practices, and elected officials rallied at One Police Plaza to demand an end to the NYPD’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk abuses. Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit that challenged the NYPD’s racially discriminatory and unconstitutional practices filed a motion asking the court to amend its 2013 remedial order to ensure meaningful oversight in the remedial process going forward from people who are being policed.

Gwen Carr And Petitioners Respond To Court Order On Discovery and Witnesses In Judicial Inquiry

NYS Supreme Court Justice Erika M. Edwards issued an order for discovery in the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing. The judicial inquiry will investigate the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio and other City officials regarding the killing of Mr. Garner, their failure to conduct thorough investigations and discipline all NYPD officers responsible for misconduct, and the related cover-up.

Days After Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Killing, Gwen Carr and Organizers Call on Mayor de Blasio to Stop Blocking Transparency in Judicial Inquiry

Justice Erika M. Edwards says the City will be ordered to provide documents and records as a part of discovery in the case

Yesterday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Erika M.

Win: Court Denies De Blasio Appeal of Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner’s Killing, Refusal to Discipline All Officers, And Related Cover-Up

Today, the Appellate Division, First Department of the NYS Supreme Court denied the City of New York's appeal of the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing. The judicial inquiry is aimed at investigating the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio and other City officials regarding the killing of Mr. Garner, failure to conduct thorough investigations and discipline for misconduct, and the related cover-up.

Gwen Carr, Organizers Call for Mayor de Blasio and Other Top Officials to Testify in Judicial Inquiry

Lawyers for Gwen Carr and other petitioners in the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing, and subsequent cover-up, submitted a brief to Justice Erika M. Edwards of the NYS Supreme Court detailing why certain witnesses, such as Mayor de Blasio, former NYPD Commissioner O’Neill and other high-ranking NYC officials should be made to testify in court as part of the inquiry. The judicial inquiry is aimed at investigating the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner O’Neill, and other City officials regarding to the killing of Mr. Garner and other related topics such as the falsifying of arrest records and the leaking of confidential information.

Family Of Antonio Williams, Elected Officials, Call On Mayor De Blasio To Stop Hiding Evidence In Killing Of Antonio Williams

Today, the family of Antonio Williams, the Justice Committee, Communities United for Police Reform organized a rally with City Council Members Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso and others to announce the filing of an Article 78 lawsuit to force the City to turn over critical information and evidence related to the NYPD killing of Antonio Williams.

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