Mayor Bill de Blasio will meet with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other religious leaders today to discuss the city’s policing strategies.
Several religious leaders from different faiths will attend a roundtable with the mayor and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
It comes a day after Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan convened a grand jury to hear evidence in the death of Eric Garner. Garner died last month after he was put in an apparent chokehold by an officer.
Garner’s family continues to call for a federal investigation into his death.
A protest led by Al Sharpton is scheduled for this weekend. Protesters plan to drive over the Verrazano Bridge into Staten Island and then march to Donovan’s office.
The medical examiner has ruled Garner’s death a homicide.
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