Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who was killed by Police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Since her son’s death she has been fighting for the cause of righting the wrongs of the system to prevent more unnecessary deaths from happening
Eric Garner, a beloved son and father who was arrested for supposedly selling cigarettes illegally the altercation of his arrest led to his death after the use of an illegal chokehold and the officers refusal to acknowledge his cries of “I can’t breathe”
Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner actions are investigated and discussed in the film. Much of which is shared from former retired law enforcement professionals and from first hand accounts from the Administrative Trial findings.
Kadiatou Diallo, also a Guinean immigrant and mother of Amadou Diallo. “I want to put the bullets behind me.” She explains that she seeks to partner with the police department. Her goal is to find solutions to stop future police violence.
Amadou Diallo who was killed in a hail of bullets in 1999 at the hands of the NYPD Street Crimes Unit.
Hawa Bah, an older woman and an immigrant from Guinea, Africa. Her son Mohamed was also a victim of police brutality. Prayer has helped her evade the hopelessness of losing her son. Support has strengthened her intention to protect his legacy and she is seeking retribution for her son’s murder.
Mohamed Bah, Hawa Bah’s son who was shot down in his own home by the police after they were called there simply to check up on him, he suffered from mental illness and the officers called out that day shot him down in response to his shock.
William Bell, the father of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old man killed in a hail of 50 bullets by police in 2006. William is crucial to the perspective of a father. His story is supported with a sit down interview, verite footage, and archive footage from the trial proceedings.
Former officers and retired law enforcement professionals who divulge CompStat and its practices. He ultimately breaks the story behind its pressurized practices which lead officers to target Eric the day he was killed.
Other contributors include a wealth of knowledge and experience to add to urgent need for police reform.