De Blasio didn't mentioned Chiara's arrest during either of the two press conferences he held on Sunday.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer behind Floyd's death, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on Friday.
De Blasio defended the department after a pair of the force's SUVs drove into a crowd during Saturday's protest against George Floyd's death. The officer filmed kneeling on his neck was arrested Friday and faces criminal charges.
The department deployed specially trained officers on bicycles who rode alongside crowds as they marched and sought to keep participants within designated spaces, NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo said. "If you want to get your point across, this is the way to do it".
"While we were already living in fraught times, the awful situation around the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has added painful stress to our lives", Pryor Cashman managing partner Ronald Shechtman said, according to The New York Law Journal.
-"There are protests and there are mobs", Shea says. Marchers also shouted the name of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot while sleeping in her home in Louisville, Ky.
De Blasio also suggested that the protests had been co-opted by "people who came to do violence in a systematic, organized fashion".
The New York Civil Liberties Union criticized curfews.
In Fort Greene, a gentrified, mixed-race neighborhood near the Barclays Center arena, a police van was set ablaze as nearby protesters watched.
The efforts weren't enough to prevent widespread violence and destruction including the burning of a number of police vehicles and the looting of stores in Manhattan.
In addition, Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, of Brooklyn, were charged with possessing explosive device components after Rahman allegedly tossed an incendiary device at an NYPD police vehicle.
Finally, there may be a shift in police leadership. De Blasio vowed to pursue disciplinary action against officers found to have used excessive force. That's true in the NYPD and that's true in all of life.