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December 8th, 2014
09:07 PM ET

Tamir Rice's mother: "I'm looking for a conviction"

The mother of a 12-year-old boy gunned down by police is speaking out publicly for the first time. The mother, Samaria Rice, says that she was threatened with arrest when she tried to rush to her son's aid while he lay dying in the street.

Justice Department: Cleveland Police poorly trained, reckless

Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in the park. Two seconds after police officers arrived on the scene, the 12-year-old boy was fatally shot.

CNN's Martin Savidge has more OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice
December 5th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

Similarities in Garner, Rodney King cases: Could chokehold case end up in federal court?

Friday was the third night of major protests happening in multiple cities across the nation.

Demonstrators marched against another grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

After Eric Garner: What's point of police body cameras?

The encounter between police and Eric Garner right before Garner's death was caught on tape. And like the now infamous encounter between Rodney King and police more than two decades ago that was also caught on tape - excessive force caught on tape didn't result in a conviction for the accused officer.

CNN's Sara Sidner has more.


Filed under: Chokehold death • Eric Garner • Justice • News
December 5th, 2014
09:01 PM ET

Eric Garner's sister: He was treated like trash

As protesters began another night flooding the streets of New York and elsewhere demanding change after the grand jury's decision not to indict in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, his family continues to speak out about the incident that claimed Garner's life.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, one of Garner's daughters - Emerald Snipes Garner and Eric's sister, Ellisha Flagg Garner say the police treated him like trash.

"My brother was neglected. They showed no compassion, no remorse. They had no respect for human life," Ellisha Flagg Garner says.


Filed under: Chokehold death • Eric Garner • Justice • News
December 4th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Justice Department: Cleveland Police poorly trained, reckless

Thousands of demonstrators converged on the streets of major U.S. cities Thursday to protest police brutality, a day after a grand jury decided not to indict a NYPD officer in the fatal chokehold of Eric Garner.

Questions over the use of excessive force is now a priority at the White House. Attorney General Eric Holder said it has to stop as he announced findings from an investigation that uncovered a pattern of excessive force and reckless behavior by the Cleveland Police Department.

The same department is under fire after an officer killed a 12-year-old boy who had been holding a pellet gun. Now, there is growing evidence that the officer was unfit for duty.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News
December 4th, 2014
08:19 PM ET

What the Eric Garner grand jury saw

There are new questions about what New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo told the grand jury and whether it jibes with the video of Eric Garner's death.

Pantaleo said he never meant to harm the 43-year-old, but did evidence tell a different story?

CNN's Jean Casarez has more OutFront.


Filed under: Chokehold death • Justice • News
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