Up Close: 1-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death

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Bill Ritter talks with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, his daughter Erica, and Rev. Sharpton from the National Action Network. (WABC)

It was an emotional weekend in New York City, as events were held to remember the death of Eric Garner one year ago.

Several hundred people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Saturday to demand federal charges in Garner's death.

And there was something extraordinary last week: a prayer service at a church on Staten Island, the borough where Garner lived and where he died.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rev. Al Sharpton, police commanders and Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a call for healing and unity.

Our guests this week are Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, his daughter Erica, and Rev. Sharpton from the National Action Network, who has been supporting and working with the family.


Also joining us, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who negotiated the nearly $6 million settlement deal with the Garner family.

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