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CrimeWhat to expect at Pantaleo chokehold trial. Cop’s testimony would be his first public account of Garner death

17:42  13 may  2019
17:42  13 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Departmental trial to start Monday for NYPD cop accused of using banned chokehold that led to death of Eric Garner

Departmental trial to start Monday for NYPD cop accused of using banned chokehold that led to death of Eric Garner A judge on Thursday shot down a Staten Island cop’s attempt to delay his departmental trial for using a banned chokehold that led to the death of Eric Garner, paving the way for what will be the only public accounting of the 2014 incident that helped galvanize the Black Lives Matter movement. A lawyer for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo had argued that the Civilian Complaint Review Board does not have the jurisdiction to prosecute him in the trial room at One Police Plaza because the complaint against Pantaleo was filed by a woman who didn’t witness what happened July 17, 2014, when Garner died after he was forced to the ground by several cops.

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in a headlock or chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while

The medical examiner ruled Garner ’ s death a homicide caused by a police chokehold . The trial is expected to take about two weeks. The Civilian Complaint Review Board said it expects to call The NYPD’ s chief surgeon ruled in 2014 that Pantaleo hadn’t used a chokehold on Garner , contradicting

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Will he or won’t he?

Officer Daniel Pantaleo has never publicly explained his actions in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, and even as his departmental trial is due to start Monday it’s still not clear if he will take the stand.

“That’s a game time decision,” said his lawyer, Stu London. “We’ll see how the trial goes.”

What to expect at Pantaleo chokehold trial. Cop’s testimony would be his first public account of Garner death© Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News Pantaleo, who could be fired by Police Commissioner James O’Neill after the trial, is still waiting to find out if the U.S. Department of Justice will bring a civil rights case against him. The feds have until July 17, five years from the date of Garner’s death, to announce the findings of their investigation. Some people who have closely followed the case think there will no charges. A Staten Island grand jury more than four years ago voted not to indict him.

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

Disciplinary Trial Today For Officer In Eric Garner’s Death, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Case 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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The medical examiner ruled Garner ' s death a homicide caused by a police chokehold . Pantaleo has remained on the city payroll, stripped of his gun and badge but pulling in a hefty salary The trial is expected to take about two weeks. The Civilian Complaint Review Board said it expects to call

Eric Garner ' s mother is keeping up the pressure to get justice for her son, four years after his death . What to Know. Officer Daniel Pantaleo faces departmental charges of reckless assault and Pantaleo is seen on a widely watched cellphone video putting Garner in an apparent chokehold

For Garner’s mother, Gwenn Carr, it’s been an interminable wait.

She has called Pantaleo a murderer, accused Mayor de Blasio of idly standing by instead of having O’Neill bring Pantaleo to trial much sooner, and listened in anger to those who blame Garner for his own death, citing his poor health and refusal to let police arrest him that fateful day.

“Some people can see the injustice,” Carr said. “Others just turn their heads.”

Smart phone video obtained by the Daily News captured the Garner takedown on Bay St. and the agonizing moments that followed, during which Garner pleaded 11 times "I can’t breathe!'

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.

Pantaleo applied a rear choke hold and failed to release it even after Garner repeatedly gasped: “ I can’t breathe.”The NYPD has banned officers from using chokehold since 1993. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that a federal civil rights investigation would be opened.

Officer Daniel Pantaleo , who has been on desk duty since Garner ’ s death in July 2014, is accused of violating NYPD The New York City police officer implicated in the death of Eric Garner five years ago is set to face an administrative trial next week after a judge cleared the way Thursday.

Pantaleo has been accused of using a banned chokehold on Garner during a confrontation on July 17, 2014.

Police have said Garner, then 43, was selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the sidewalk. When he refused to surrender, cops tried to take him into custody, with Pantaleo grabbing the 6-foot, 2-inch 395-pound Garner from behind.

The medical examiner ruled Garner died from the chokehold and chest compression, adding that Garner’s weight, asthma and cardiovascular disease were contributing factors.

The Garner incident fed into a national debate and movement over the use of excessive force by police when dealing with members of minority communities. It also prompted an overhaul of NYPD training to emphasize de-escalating tensions before using force.

London has said Pantaleo told the grand jury he used a department approved takedown move, not a chokehold, and that he was trying only to arrest Garner, not choke him.

Protestors disrupt rush hour as cop in Eric Garner death faces disciplinary trial

Protestors disrupt rush hour as cop in Eric Garner death faces disciplinary trial NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's been five years since the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island. Monday began a disciplinary trial for Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in an apparent chokehold when he resisted arrest for selling loose cigarettes. RELATED: Judge rules disciplinary trial of cop in Eric Garner chokehold death can proceed Lawyer for cop in Eric Garner case: Police watchdog has no jurisdiction in chokehold trial NYPD: Records not precise on who trained Eric Garner officer Pantaleo's lawyer Stuart London said it's a misconception that Garner complained while the officer's hands were around his neck. He said that happened while they were trying to handcuff him.

The departmental trial for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo , whose apparent chokehold killed Eric Garner in 2014, is expected to start on Monday. On Friday, Fred Davie, the chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (which will be prosecuting Pantaleo in the departmental trial ) said the

Daniel Pantaleo faces departmental trial over Eric Garner ' s death . At the scene of Garner ’ s death , outside a beauty supply shop on Bay Street, his stepfather railed at the ruling as he paced back and forth. Now On Now on Page Six. Thousands expected at Nipsey Hussle’ s LA memorial Thousands

Even if Pantaleo does not testify, London said he will play the video in slow motion to prove the officer was doing what he was trained to do and is not guilty of the strangulation or attempted assault charges against him.

NYPD Trials Commissioner Rosemarie Maldonado ruled last week that the Civilian Complaint Review Board cannot allege Pantaleo used a chokehold because it filed the charges after the statute of limitations had expired.

London still blasts the medical examiner’s conclusion on the cause of Garner’s death.

“The case will be based upon attacking the medical examiner and the worst possible autopsy ever done,” London said.

“The ME’s office took what was a brush fire and poured kerosene on it with an inaccurate medical report," he said. "That, together with all the other inconsistencies, turned this case into a nightmare.”

It is not lost on Carr that the trial starts just after Mother’s Day. Her son, she said, doted on her each year, taking her to dinner or giving her chocolate covered roses from Edible Arrangements. A gold necklace adorned with #1 Mom is her favorite gift from him, she said.

Departmental Trial Of Daniel Pantaleo Continues

Departmental Trial Of Daniel Pantaleo Continues NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Tuesday is day two of the NYPD departmental trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the cop accused of killing Eric Garner with a controversial chokehold nearly five years ago. 

In his first public words since Garner ' s death on July 17, Officer Daniel Pantaleo insisted Wednesday it was "never my intention to harm anyone." "The question will be raised if a chokehold was used because that' s prohibitive conduct," the source said.

Officer Pantaleo has been stripped of his gun and badge during the investigation. Mr. Garner ’ s relatives had believed for months that a widely circulated cellphone video of the violent arrest that caused his death would be enough to convince grand jurors that the case merited a criminal trial .

This year, she planned on spending the day with other mothers who have lost sons in police encounters.

“We’re just going to remember the good things about our sons,” she said. “We’re not going to talk about the tragedy.”

She’ll show up on Monday at One Police Plaza, Carr said, and ready herself for a recounting of her son’s final minutes. What to expect at Pantaleo chokehold trial. Cop’s testimony would be his first public account of Garner death© REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz A child reads posters at the makeshift memorial where Eric Garner died during an arrest, at the Staten Island borough of New York, December 3, 2014. Eric Garner was killed after being put in a chokehold by police.

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