New York, NY – A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.
The group, known as “New Yorkers Against Bratton,” held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.
Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.
Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.
A video of the incident appears to show a police officer place Garner in a chokehold. Garner, an asthmatic, can be heard saying “I can’t breathe.”
The chokehold is banned by the NYPD. The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death.
Two police officers and four emergency workers have been reassigned.