Courts and Law

A public hearing scheduled for Dec. 19 on the petition to release the Eric Garner grand jury records has been delayed because the presiding judge has recused himself from all proceedings. … Full Article

Eric Garner chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys. … Full Article

Looking beyond training: Race and police culture

Brooklyn and the nation are grappling with visceral issues of police brutality and cases of police-involved killings. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a 46-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 12 years in prison following his conviction last month on charges of first-degree manslaughter for beating and stabbing to death a 39-year-old man in East Williamsburg.  … Full Article

Federal investigation set for Eric Garner case

The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. … Full Article

75th Precinct to begin body camera training next week

There are mixed emotions surrounding the NYPD’s new body camera pilot program, but the 75th Precinct’s top cop, Inspector Michael Lipetri, is excited about the cameras’ impending arrival. … Full Article
BK Live 12/2/14: DAs and Cops

VIDEO: Eagle's legal editor hosts expert panel on death-by-police

Brooklyn Daily Eagle's legal editor, Charisma L. … Full Article

Brooklyn police precinct to begin body camera pilot program

Training for NYPD’s body camera pilot program is set to begin this week for select police precincts, one of them in Brooklyn, officials stated Wednesday. … Full Article

Bratton: No violence anticipated following Eric Garner grand jury decision

Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday morning on "CBS This Morning" he doesn't anticipate any violence in New York City once a grand jury decides whether to indict an officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. That decision was made Wednesday afternoon, and the … Full Article

‘No-Show’ doctor pleads guilty in connection to $13M fraud scheme

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Connecticut resident Dr. Okon Umana, 67, pleaded guilty Monday in Brooklyn federal court to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with his role as a “no show” doctor in a $13 million health care fraud scheme. … Full Article

Eastern Europe moves ahead despite looming threat of Soviet bully Putin

Krakow, Poland — After spending most of two weeks touring Eastern Europe (Germany and Poland, in particular), this visitor is struck by the remarkable desire of the people here to build their nations anew after first the devastation of World War II, and then a brutal Soviet occupation that  … Full Article

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