CRIME

New York Police Department to revamp training on use of force amid outrage over custody death

The New York Police Department is revamping its training on the use of force amid outrage over the death in police custody of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday the nation's largest police force will be retrained following last week's death of Eric Garner.

A widely distributed amateur video shows Garner being taken down by several officers who sought to arrest him on charges of selling the cigarettes on a Staten Island block. Bratton has said it appears one officer used a chokehold, a violation of police department policy.

The asthmatic Garner was pronounced dead about an hour later. Autopsy results are pending.