A day after a grand jury failed to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, Reverend Al Sharpton said he would lead a march in Washington, D.C. as Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to pursue further changes to the New York Police Department.
Mr. Sharpton said Thursday he and other civil rights leaders would hold what was billed as a, ?National March Against Police Violence? in the nation?s capital on Dec. 13.
The National Action Network, which Mr. Sharpton leads, said he would be joined by relatives of Mr. Garner and Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Ferguson, Mo., policeman. The family of Akai Gurley, the 28-year-old man accidentally shot last month by a rookie NYPD officer in a housing project, would also attend.
?We will be in Washington, D.C. and will be demanding a redress on these cases,? Mr. Sharpton said, flanked by other civil rights leaders at a news conference at his group?s Harlem office. ?We want a centralized march,? he added.
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