Daniel Pantaleo, Ex-Cop Who Choked Eric Garner To Death, Sues To Get His Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo, the former New York police officer who killed Eric Garner five years ago when he placed him in a chokehold, is now suing to get his job back.

Related: Officer Daniel Pantaleo Fired Over Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner (Video)

Pantaleo filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department on Wednesday claiming the decision to terminate him was “arbitrary and capricious.”

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill chose to fire Pantaleo following a recommendation from NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Trials.

O’Neill said Daniel Pantaleo made a proper arrest up until the point where he placed Eric Garner in a chokehold, a move prohibited by the NYPD.

The commissioner also blamed Eric Garner for resisting arrest.

Under New York civil code, Article 78, Pantaleo has the right to appeal his termination.

Kill a man, get fired for a lil bit, appeal the termination, get your job back, and move on with business as usual. Sounds about right. SMH

Where is the justice for Eric Garner?

Source: NBC News


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