Eric Garner’s family urges AG Loretta Lynch to finish killer-cop probe

Eric Garner
Eric Garner

source: NY Daily News
published: 24 November 2016

The family of police choke victim Eric Garner Thursday urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to complete the Justice Department’s investigation into his death before she leaves office in January.

At a special holiday charity event, Garner’s children joined elected officials and community leaders in their call for federal indictments against the officers involved in the July 17, 2014 death of Garner, which was ruled a homicide after his arrest on a Staten Island street.

The family remains frustrated over failed efforts to bring criminal charges against any of the cops, especially Officer Daniel Pantaleo who was accused of taking Garner down with a chokehold that was banned by the department.

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Court hears how cop lied over Sean Rigg’s death

Justice for Sean Rigg
Family and supporters at London demo

source: Socialist Worker
published: 1 November 2016

A police officer lied in July 2012 when he gave evidence to the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, a court heard this week.

Sean died in Brixton police station on 21 August 2008. Paul White was the custody sergeant in the police station on that day.

CCTV has shown that, when Sean was brought to the police station, he was held in a van in the yard.

After ten minutes he was moved to a caged area in the police station.

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Birmingham pub bombings: Setback for victims’ families as Government turns down funding bid

Birmingham pub bombings - credit www.wikipedia.org
Birmingham pub bombings – credit http://www.wikipedia.org

source: Express & Star
published: 26 September 2016

Relatives bereaved by the 1974 terror attacks had asked Home Secretary Amber Rudd to establish a fund similar to that created for the families represented at the Hillsborough stadium disaster inquests.

Ms Rudd has turned down the request, made by nine of the families, but said she supports their application for legal aid funding through the conventional route of the independent Legal Aid Agency (LAA). The families’ lawyers have been working pro bono to date.

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