Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks at a news conference at the National Action Network in New York a day after settling a $5.9 million wrongful death case with the city. At far right is Garner's widow, Esaw Garner.
A memorial for Eric Garner, seen July 22, 2014, lies near where he died in Staten Island, N.Y. Just a few days ahead of the anniversary of his death, Garner's family has reached a settlement with New York City.
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Makeshift memorials to Walter Scott sprouted up at the scene of his fatal encounter with Michael Slager, the police officer who shot him in the back as he ran away following a routine traffic stop.
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton attends a press conference after witnessing police being retrained under new guidelines at the Police Academy on Dec. 4.
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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during an NYPD swearing-in ceremony in New York on Jan. 7. He confirmed to NPR today that there had been a work slowdown by officers in the weeks since two police officers were shot dead. He said the matter was being corrected.