Five Years Later: Daniel Pantaleo Has Been FIRED From The NYPD

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Five Years Later: Daniel Pantaleo Has Been FIRED From The NYPD

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It has been five years since the tragic death of Eric Garner, which was recorded on video after being placed in a banned chokehold by Daniel Pantaleo. It was announced that Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD. 

NYPD police commissioner James O’Neill made the announcement after an administrative judge suggested that Pantaleo be fired after the confrontation between him and Garner during an arrest of selling untaxed cigarettes. 

As reported by The Guardian, last month the US justice department refused to indict Pantaleo on federal civil rights charges meaning that he would face no criminal proceedings. 

Since the July 17th,2014 incident, Pantaleo remained employed with the NYPD. Many took to social media to express their feelings about this decision. See posts below. 

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