The Rev. Al Sharpton hosted the annual King Day Public Policy Forum at the National Action Network headquarters in Harlem. Several politicians spoke at the event, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police presented a plaque to Cuomo in appreciation for appointing State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as special prosecutor in cases of unarmed civilians killed by police. The mothers included Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell; Hawa Bah, mother of Mohamed Bah; Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez; and Kadiatou Diallo, mother of Amadou Diallo.