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This edition: Has the Minority Community Lost Confidence in the NYPD?

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 12, 2014.

First aired: December 15, 2014.

The death in custody of an African-American, Eric Garner, spurred a firestorm of protest after a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict the white police officer who tried to subdue him. The Garner incident, its impact on minority communities, and the function of grand juries in such situations are among the topics Jim Zirin discusses with his guest, Michael Armstrong who, when District Attorney in Queens County, obtained the indictment of a white police officer for shooting an unarmed African American youth.

Guest List

Michael F. Armstrong Former District Attorney, Queens County