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Protesters: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bratton

by Associated Press
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NYPD William Bratton.

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Small protest gathers at City Hall on Monday.

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.

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