Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York

By REUTERS
December 6, 2014 03:50

NEW YORK - Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November.

The slaying of Akai Gurley, 28, gunned down in a dimly lit stairwell in the New York borough of Brooklyn, was the latest in a string of lethal police actions feeding US public outrage over what many perceive as racially based violence by law enforcement.

This week's wave of angry but largely peaceful protests began Wednesday when a New York grand jury declined to bring charges against white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black 43-year-old father of six.


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