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CrimeDisciplinary Trial Today For Officer In Eric Garner’s Death, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Case

17:35  13 may  2019
17:35  13 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Protestors block FDR Drive traffic as officer in Eric Garner death faces NYPD trial

Protestors block FDR Drive traffic as officer in Eric Garner death faces NYPD trial NEW YORK — Protestors demanding that the officer accused in Eric Garner’s 2014 chokehold death be fired blocked traffic on the FDR Drive during the rush-hour commute Monday morning. Despite below average temperatures and rain, protestors were seen using their bodies and a large banner to block vehicles as of 9:25 a.m. The protest was planned in order to demand Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired. #Breaking protesters stop traffic on FDR Drive south at 25th street. Demonstrating against officer Daniel Pantaleo. Expect major backups @PIX11News#ericgarnercasepic.twitter.

It' s been nearly five years since Eric Garner ' s death , and now a long awaited disciplinary trial will begin to learn whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo will

It' s been nearly five years since Eric Garner ' s death , and now a long awaited disciplinary trial will begin to learn whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo will

Disciplinary Trial Today For Officer In Eric Garner’s Death, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Case© Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s been nearly five years since Eric Garner’s death, and now a long awaited disciplinary trial will begin to learn whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo will keep his position with the NYPD for his involvement.

Pantaleo is being prosecuted by the civilian complaint review board, reports CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis.

A widely-seen video shows some of the final moments of Garner’s life and has become the centerpiece in the case against New York City police officer.

Pantaleo is accused of placing Garner in a chokehold back in 2014 while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes.

Officer in 'I can't breathe' death is scapegoat, lawyer says

Officer in 'I can't breathe' death is scapegoat, lawyer says A defense lawyer says the New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner is being made a scapegoat in a politically charged atmosphere. Officer Daniel Pantaleo's disciplinary hearing was held Monday. Garner was the unarmed black man whose pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality. Garner's mother and sister left the hearing room in tears as video was played of the arrest that led to his death. The video was played as the man who took it, Ramsey Orta, testified from prison, where he is serving time for drug and weapon charges.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]. Five years after Eric Garner ’ s death in police custody, New York City has finally aired much of the evidence in his killing, which incited nationwide demonstrations and set the city on edge.

The last words Eric Garner , an unarmed black man, uttered on a New York City sidewalk in 2014 instantly became a national rallying cry against police brutality. “ I can ’ t breathe ,’’ Mr. Garner pleaded 11 times after a police officer in plain clothes placed his arm across his neck and pulled him to the.

A grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo on criminal charges in a sealed report.

He has remained on desk duty since the incident, but at an administrative hearing back in December, Garner’s family said that’s not enough.

“At this point in time, he’s needs to pay for what he’s done because he’s able to live his life with his family, but Eric is not able to live his life with his family,” said Alicia, Garner’s sister.

The New York City Police Benevolent Association president also spoke that day.

“We can’t listen to the noise,” said PBA President Pat Lynch. “Listen to the evidence. We are going to bring before us evidence that officer Pantaleo did exactly what he was trained to do.”

The city’s medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, saying he died from a choke hold complicated by health issues. But just last month, the attorney for officer Pantaleo announced the NYPD’s chief surgeon determined he did not use a chokehold when trying to arrest Garner.

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, a police oversight agency, is prosecuting Pantaleo.

If he is found to have violated department rules regarding the reckless and intentional use of a chokehold, he could be fired from the NYPD.

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