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Ex-cops vow to rally on Verrazano Bridge

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A group of former police officers fired back harsh words about the police unions in response to the fatal arrest of Eric Garner three weeks ago. Meeting with city officials Friday, they railed at the notion that all police officers are noble.

The group of former officers and community organizers was coordinated by Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. They met for over an hour with the inspector general of the NYPD, a newly created position, and the commissioner of the Department of Investigation.

Sharpton's group has been planning a march across the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge for August 23. The move has sparked some opposition in the cost and traffic problems it might incur. Organizers are still negotiations with City Hall to come up with a plan. They are vowing to either march on foot or drive across.

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