Officer Daniel Pantaleo Fired Over Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner


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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