Boston Protest Planned After New York Grand Jury Decision In Chokehold Death Case

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Extra police officers are patrolling the city’s tree lighting ceremony on the Boston Common Thursday night because of a protest planned over a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who was being taken into custody.

The decision, which came just days after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black man, has prompted a debate about police use-of-force policies.

WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka has been following developments around the planned protest and looking into policies on chokeholds in Boston. Listen to her report above.

This segment aired on December 4, 2014.


Zeninjor Enwemeka Senior Business Reporter
Zeninjor Enwemeka is a senior business reporter who covers business, tech and culture as part of WBUR's Bostonomix team, which focuses on the innovation economy.



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