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

19:15  13 may  2019
19:15  13 may  2019 Source:   pix11.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

(6 Dec 2018) A New York City police officer accused in the death of an unarmed black man will face a disciplinary hearing in May. The family of Eric Garner

Protestors block FDR Drive traffic as officer in Eric Garner death faces NYPD trial© WPIX-TV/TNS 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.

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York President Hawk Newsome shared video on Facebook Live of the protest.

Garner was the unarmed black man whose pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality across the country.

Nearly five years after his death, Pantaleo’s long-delayed disciplinary trial is set to begin Monday. The officer could face penalties ranging from the loss of vacation days to firing if he’s found to have violated department rules. He denies wrongdoing, arguing he used a different technique taught in police academy.

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