NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo, the mendacity police officer who strangled Eric Garner to loss of life / Boing Boing

Daniel Pantaleo used deadly chokehold in the course of the 2014 arrest of Eric Garner

5 years after Eric Garner’s loss of life, his killer, police officer Daniel Pantaleo, has been fired. The Daily Beast was first to report the information, citing a senior law-enforcement official.

Pantaleo’s legal professionals will enchantment.


New York Metropolis Police Commissioner James O’Neill will announce on Monday that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo has been fired, the official mentioned. O’Neill terminated Pantaleo, 34, after it was decided he violated division coverage by restraining Garner with a prohibited chokehold in 2014.

An administrative decide beforehand really helpful Pantaleo’s termination following an inside disciplinary trial. The decide, a deputy commissioner, discovered Pantaleo was “untruthful” throughout interviews with investigators and had “recklessly used pressure” in the course of the deadly encounter.

Pantaleo had not confronted official sanction for his actions till now, solely being positioned on desk obligation. The Justice Division in July declined to cost Pantaleo with violating Garner’s civil rights. A Staten Island grand jury in 2014 declined to indict Pantaleo.

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