- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are scheduled to meet with clergy members and community leaders in New York City to brief them on the new special prosecutor responsible for investigating killings of unarmed civilians by police.

Cuomo’s office says Wednesday afternoon’s closed-door meeting at a Manhattan hotel is expected to involve more than 100 members of the local community.

Cuomo signed an executive order earlier this month directing Schneiderman’s office to investigate and potentially prosecute cases in which police kill unarmed civilians or when there is a question of whether the civilian was armed and dangerous. The move came following cases around the country in which civilians were killed by police who weren’t indicted.

Schneiderman tapped five prosecutors to the lead the special prosecutor unit.


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