NYPD officer in Eric Garner Case Has Been Fired

Stephen G. Hall
Aug 20, 2019 - 8:51
NYPD officer in Eric Garner Case Has Been Fired

The recent announcement by James O'Neill, NYPD Police Commissioner, to fire Officer Joseph Pantaleo from the New York Police Department brings an end to a five-year struggle to achieve some modicum of justice in the Eric Garner case. In rendering the decision, O’Neil stated that Pantaleo used a choke-hold in subduing Garner. The move is illegal and banned by the NYPD. In O’Neil’s estimation, the choke-hold maneuver and the video confirmed that “Daniel Pantaleo could no longer serve as a NYPD police officer,” according to NPR. O’Neil’s decision confirmed 

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