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Nation Aug 22Where Eric Garner died, changes in NYPD policing win little applause
In the years since Eric Garner's death, use-of-force complaints against the NYPD have fallen sharply, but residents say officers are finding new low-level targets.
Nation Aug 19WATCH: NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner
Police Commissioner James O'Neill's announced at a midday news conference that he had fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge.
Nation Aug 17New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody
A man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, causing an evacuation and roiling Friday's morning commute, has been apprehended, police said.
Nation Aug 16Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging
Jeffrey Epstein's prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner's office said Friday.
Nation Aug 13Scrutiny of Epstein’s death and co-conspirators intensifies
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday morning in his cell at the MCC, a jail previously renowned for its ability to hold notorious prisoners under extremely tight security.
Nation Aug 10Epstein dies in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on
Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.
Nation Aug 10Source: Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch before death
Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday.
Nation Jul 16WATCH: Federal prosecutors won’t bring charges in Eric Garner case
The decision to end a yearslong civil rights investigation was made by Attorney General William Barr and was announced the day before the five-year anniversary of the deadly encounter, just as the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Nation Jul 16Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying…
Nation Jul 08WATCH: Financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking of minors
The 66-year-old hedge fund manager who once hobnobbed with some of the world's most powerful people was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy and could get up to 45 years in prison.