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Daniel Pantaleo, the former New York city police department officer is accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner which is part of the Black Lives Matter movement-which has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit on Wednesday in search of a recovery, after he was fired from the department in the month of August.
Pantaleo’s termination following an administrative trial was “arbitrary and capricious,” his attorney, Stuart London, told the New York Post. The former officer used a reasonable amount of power, and it didn’t hurt Garner, the lawyer said.
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The Video of the confrontation between Garner, a 43-year-old black man, and the officers are trying to arrest him for selling tax-free cigarettes is at the heart of the neighborhood of Staten Island, drew outrage and it was viewed millions of times online.
Pantaleo, who is white, initiated some of the officers of justice, described it as a chokehold, which is banned under police policy-and after Garner refused to be handcuffed. The defense argued Pantaleo used an approved “seat belt” maneuver, and that Garner’s death is related to his health.
The medical examiner said later that Garner’s cause of death was asthma brought on by the chokehold. Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for the ” Black Lives movement.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist, blasted the lawsuit, saying that Pantaleo had a fair administrative process”, which is the recommended his dismissal.
“Pantaleo’s decision to have its recovery, it is not only disrespectful to the chief of Police, and the POLICE, but also the Gathering of the family,” Sharpton said in a statement. “He shows no remorse or acknowledgement of his violent actions and who ultimately killed Eric Garner.”
Nypd commissioner: James O’neill, who announced in August. 19. the decision of the fire Pantaleo in the case, which had been spread over five years, a move that resulted in the immediate discharge of the department’s police union, blasted the decision as caving to the anti-police radicals.”
Pantaleo had been suspended since Aug. 2), a disciplinary department, a judge recommended that it be terminated. The NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials, Rosemarie Maldonado, is the recommendation that came after a July ruling from the U.S. Department of Justice not to indict Pantaleo on federal civil rights charges.
The head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which has sued the NYPD’s internal affair, he said, the data that is on trial, and ordered the commissioner “has no option but to resign from Pantaleo,” providing “closure” to the Garner family, to the city, “as a nation, that for a long time, the watchful eyes to this thing.”
The police in New York City, reportedly said of Pantaleo’s firing, reduced morale within the department, as the officers fear political reprisal for the making of arrests. Between Aug. 17 when Pantaleo was fired, and the Aug. 25, arrests have decreased by 27 per cent compared to the same period of time, in 2018, the New York Post reported.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio — who, at the time of the Main body of the fire was still going in the 2020 Democratic presidential race — it has never been said, or he believed that Pantaleo should lose his job, but that the promised “justice” for Garner’s family. Any questions about the handling of the case had been pursued in the Blasio, during his campaign, some of the protesters at a debate in springfield, chanting, “Fire Pantaleo.” Commissioner O’neill told reporters Pantaleo’s dismissal was of his own choice, and that Blasio will never have forced his hand.
Fox News, Travis Fedschun, Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.