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The New York Police Department-union on Friday ripped into mayor Bill de Blasio over his handling of the case, the officer charged in 2014 death of Eric Garner — accused of him to create a “deterrent effect”.
“Over the last number of years, since the mayor went to the town hall, I stood at this podium and said that [de Blasio’s] decisions will have a chilling effect on the New York City police officers”, a furious New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch told reporters on Friday. “Well, the criminal lawyers have to get what you want-the police is frozen.”
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The union represents 24,000 rank-and-file of the New York’s Finest, had a tense relationship with the left-wing mayor, in particular in relation to de Blasio’s comments about police work and race. But still recommend to continue with his handling of the Garner case, and on Friday the decision by a New York judge, the officer involved be fired.
Garner died in 2014, after his arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes. After Garner refused to be handcuffed, Officer Daniel Pantaleo took him down with what the state said lawyers, was a chokehold, a banned. The officer, the lawyer argued that the used belt is an approved “seat” technique.
Garner died of cardiac arrest and video of him and said: “I can’t breathe” during the confrontation, before passing out, went viral. It was a rallying cry for the “Black Lives Matter” movement, with activists using the incident as an example of alleged racial discrimination by the police. (Garner was black; Pantaleo is white.)
Patrick J. Lynch, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, gestures while he speaks during a press conference on Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in New York. ( (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A grand jury refused to indict Pantaleo, and in the last month, the Ministry of justice decided against the Civil Rights Division’s recommendation that the charges be brought against him. But on Friday, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of trials, Rosemarie Maldonado Pantaleo is recommended to be dismissed.
The case now goes to police Commissioner James O’neill, later this month whether to adopt the recommendation.
De Blasio, who was running for President, angered officials when he commented on the proceedings during Wednesday, the Democratic primary debate, when he promised the Garner family would be justice.””
“I know the family of Garner,” de Blasio said at the debate in Detroit. “They have gone through extraordinary pain. They are waiting for justice and are going to get justice. There is finally justice.”
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De Blasio was surrounded by other Democrats Pantaleo ask to be fired, and was interrupted by protesters, the same requested.
“How dare you say to the mayor, it was a clean process. How dare the mayor not say: ‘I have my opinion, I was told to talk to anyone,'” Lynch, before the conflict with de Blasio. “You don’t have to talk to anyone, they talk to the cameras, you have to the country the other day and you said justice is served, the family, and you sent your message to the judge advocate.”
About 20 police officers, de Blasio followed to Detroit, where they protested to pay more, because they are paid, on average, 30 percent less than other police forces in the region.
“Not the city, not the country,” the officers chanted outside the site of the debate.
But that is what the cops see is back as de Blasio’s failure, his officers, has upset the union the most. On Friday, Lynch, de Blasio said it has lost confidence in the power and “brought trough the police on the roof.”
He also warned officers that shows the case, you don’t have the support of the city hall, if you are in a situation where you have to get your hands on an alleged offender.
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“Don’t think, if you give them the history of the Academy,” let’s get out there and do it for the gipper,” because you go back to you,” he said. “The gipper is not here, the mayor is not going to be there.”
“Is the police Commissioner?”, he asked. “We’ll figure it out.”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.