ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Families of New Yorkers killed by officers or who died in police custody will be at the State Capitol on Tuesday, calling for a review of their cases.
Eric Garner’s mother was among those demanding governor Governor Andrew Cuomo appoint a special prosecutor to investigate police-involved deaths.
Garner died after officers in Staten Island put him in a choke hold after they say he was resisting arrest.
The group said they were waiting for Governor Cuomo to schedule a meeting with them but had not gotten a response so they went to the Capitol with their demands.
Officials say Governor Cuomo has agreed to meet with the families Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.