NY Cop Who Murdered Eric Garner Finally Gets Fired After 5 Years
On Monday, the New York Police Department announced that it was firing Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who murdered Eric Garner in 2014 by putting him in a chokehold until he suffocated.
James O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, made the announcement of Pantaleo’s firing during a Monday afternoon press conference in which he recounted the actions taken by the former NYPD officer five years ago.
“The unintended consequence of Garner’s death must have a consequence of its own,” O’Neill said. “It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a NYC police officer.”
An entire nation was not only shocked but outraged five years ago after Garner’s death. And the fact that it took five years for the police department to take any action against Pantaleo is shocking in itself.