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Oversight Hearing to Examine NYPD Retraining Program

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The City Council plans to hold an oversight hearing on the New York City Police Department's plan to retrain its officers following the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

Garner died on July 17 after being placed in a an alleged chokehold while police were trying to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes.

Police Commissioner William Bratton later announced that all city officers would be retrained in proper NYPD procedures.

The Council says it hopes to learn more about the department's plan by holding the hearing.

Members of Garner's family attended a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, says she supports the NYPD's retraining proposal.

"It's not the whole police force because some police are good policemen, but they do have a few that do need to be retrained or there are some that don't need to be there," Carr said.

The Council's oversight hearing is set for September 8.

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