Garner, Small families meet with Civilian Complaint Review Board

Two families who have accused the NYPD of police brutality in the death of their loved ones met with an independent agency in charge of investigating those alleged abuses of power.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2019, 11:00 PM

Updated 1,871 days ago

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Garner, Small families meet with Civilian Complaint Review Board
Two families who have accused the NYPD of police brutality in the death of their loved ones met with an independent agency in charge of investigating those alleged abuses of power.
The families of Delrawn Small and Eric Garner are continuing to demand that the officers who killed their loved ones are fired. They say they are hopeful police will finally be held accountable.
Small was shot and killed by off-duty Police Officer Wayne Isaacs, who was acquitted of criminal charges. Garner died after being put into a chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who faced departmental charges.
The family members met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board in Lower Manhattan – an agency charged with investigating complaints against NYPD officers. They say the NYPD cannot sweep blatant abuses of power under the rug any longer.
“I am still calling on Mayor de Blasio to make good on his promise when he ran for office, which is police reform,” says Victoria Davis, Small's sister.
The families say they are advocating for systemic policy reform with the police department. They want to ensure what happened to them doesn't happen to others.
 
 


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