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Protesters want NYPD Commissioner Bratton fired

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NEW YORK (AP) -

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.

Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

A video of the incident appears to show a police officer place Garner in a chokehold. Garner, an asthmatic, can be heard saying "I can't breathe."

The chokehold is banned by the NYPD. The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death.

Two police officers and four emergency workers have been reassigned.

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