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.
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