Eric Garner was arrested in Staten Island on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes and placed in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo, despite a coroner reportedly ruling Garner’s death a homicide.
Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore.
“They said they thought McDade was armed because … he clutched his waste band as they chased him onto a dimly lit neighborhood street.”
Mehserle testified that he meant to zap Grant with his Taser in an Oakland station – but instead pulled his .40 caliber handgun and blasted the man.
“She pushed out a back door and ran into the darkness beneath overarching oaks. He lay on the floor near his kitchen, two bullet holes in his chest, blood pooling thick, dying.”