Eric Garner’s Mother Tells Mayor de Blasio to ‘Stand Up’

“We want him to stand up and be the mayor he’s supposed to be.” - Gwen Carr

Eric Garner’s Mother Tells Mayor de Blasio to ‘Stand Up’

By Clifford Michel and Reuven Blau (THE CITY, July 17, 2019)

Gwen Carr’s lawyer told her late Monday afternoon that a top Department of Justice official wanted to meet the next morning.

By then, Eric Garner’s mother already had heard from news reports that the feds were planning an announcement Tuesday. Shortly before the meeting, family members learned the DOJ wouldn’t move forward with charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, nearly five years to the day Garner died at the hands of the Staten Island cop.

Carr said she wasn’t surprised by the feds’ choice.

“Now that the DOJ made their decision, we’re looking at de Blasio to make his,” Carr told THE CITY. “We want him to stand up and be the mayor he’s supposed to be.”

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