Questions persist about police and EMS conduct in the arrest of Eric Garner last week. Garner was put in a chokehold, and died shortly thereafter. As a member of the City Council public safety committee that oversees the NYPD, Jumaane Williams, New York City councilmember (D-45) representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn, talks about his reaction and possible council response to Garner's fatal arrest. Plus, Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission and former assistant DA who once led investigation into police misconduct on behalf of the Public Advocate's office, discusses what we know about the case, and how police are trained to act in situations like this.
From '05 copy of NYPD Patrol Guide, section on chokeholds + excessive force. Discussing Eric Garner today at 10:25. pic.twitter.com/jXcS0DDwAM— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 22, 2014