Cuomo: NY will mull police training, body cameras

Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 05, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-30 10:02:52-05

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York should consider better police training, body cameras on officers and other changes following a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man.

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Speaking on public radio's "Capitol Pressroom" Thursday, Cuomo said the Eric Garner case and others like it around the country have a "corrosive" effect on society and cause many to lose faith in the criminal justice system.

He said lawmakers should have a "comprehensive" discussion about improving the system and restoring public trust. He suggested topics including police cameras, law enforcement training and changes to the grand jury process.

The Democrat says he supports the Justice Department's decision to investigate the case.

Cuomo says he expressed condolences to Garner's family Wednesday night.