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

00:40  10 may  2019
00:40  10 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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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 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

A long-delayed disciplinary trial began Monday for the New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner , an unarmed Garner 's sister left a New York City courtroom wailing as a cellphone video was played showing the arrest that led to his death .

Departmental trial to start Monday for NYPD cop accused of using banned chokehold that led to death of Eric Garner© Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News

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.

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

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

Cop accused of using fatal chokehold on Eric Garner won't testify. On cross-examination, Jung admitted the NYPD started teaching the seatbelt hold after Pantaleo's time at the The departmental trial is reportedly expected to resume Thursday with rebuttal evidence and possible closing arguments.

New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house, May 13, 2019, in Staten Island, N.Y. A long-delayed disciplinary trial is set to begin Monday for Pantaleo, accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner .

Police were arresting the 43-year-old Garner for allegedly selling loose untaxed cigarettes near Bay St. Cellphone video obtained by the Daily News captured Pantaleo, then 29, putting him in a chokehold banned by the NYPD and forcing him to the ground. The disturbing footage, which went viral, showed Garner pleading for help as he yelled “I can’t breathe” 11 times.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden refused to issue an injunction Thursday, which would have delayed the Monday start for the departmental trial.

"It’s been five years since this tragic incident,” Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden said. “And the Garner family, the police officer and the public should have resolution of these issues in this trial.”

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.

NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill fires officer Daniel Pantaleo whose chokehold lead to death of Eric Garner , which sparked national protests. Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer seen on video using a chokehold during Eric Garner 's deadly arrest five years ago ⁠— sparking

Departmental trial to start Monday for NYPD cop accused of using banned chokehold that led to death of Eric Garner . A medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Eric Garner says a police officer's chokehold set into motion "a lethal sequence of events" that led to his death five years ago.

Stu London, Pantaleo’s lawyer, afterwards said he was not surprised at the ruling and that he will argue at trial that Pantaleo did not use a chokehold, but rather a department approved take-down tactic.

The CCRB said Madden made the right call, as did Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr.

“They tried every trick in the book to keep the case from going forward,” Carr said. "We all seen Eric being murdered on video. It wasn’t just me. It wasn’t just an eyewitness ... It was all of us who seen Eric being murdered on camera.”

Pantaleo, who is on desk duty without his gun and shield, was cleared in Garner’s death by a Staten Island grand jury in December 2014. The feds have completed their investigation but have not yet released their findings. They have until July 17, the five-year anniversary of the incident, to do so.

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"It's been five years — five years we've been on the front lines trying to get justice, and they're still trying to sweep it under the rug," Eric Garner's mother said.

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