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USNYPD supervisor sent text message saying Eric Garner's death was 'not a big deal'

23:00  17 may  2019
23:00  17 may  2019 Source:   nbcnews.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.

NYPD supervisor sent text message saying Eric Garner's death was 'not a big deal'© Family photo Eric Garner

A New York Police Department supervisor called the death of Eric Garner — killed during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes — "not a big deal," according to testimony at the departmental trial of the officer who applied a deadly chokehold.

After Daniel Pantaleo choked Garner from behind before three officers tackled him, Sgt. Dhanan Saminath told Lt. Christopher Brannon in a text message that Garner was "most likely DOA ... he has no pulse," according to evidence presented Thursday, the Staten Island Advance and New York Times both reported.

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That's when Lt. Brannon responded, "Not a big deal, we were effecting a lawful arrest," both newspapers reported. When the text message was read out loud, gasps and cries could be heard from the courtroom audience, the papers said.

Pantaleo, the officer who was seen on video clutching Garner's neck, is facing an administrative trial to determine if he should be fired for using a chokehold on Garner on July 17, 2014.

Garner, 43, who was asthmatic, died not long after repeatedly uttering, "I can't breathe," as a team of officers brought him down outside of 202 Bay St. in the Staten Island borough of New York City.

Garner's death was ruled a homicide but a Staten Island grand jury presented evidence by prosecutors of then-District Attorney Dan Donovan, declined to indict Pantaleo.

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The embattled police officer has remained employed by the NYPD. The City of New York reached a $5.9 million civil settlement with Garner's family in 2015.

The choking death of Garner and fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a month later helped galvanize the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality.

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‘Not a big deal’: NYPD lieutenant shrugs off Eric Garner’s death moments after 2014 clash.
An NYPD supervisor alerted to the death of Eric Garner shrugged off the Staten Island father of six’s passing with a text message reading, “Not a big deal, we were affecting a lawful arrest.” The cold exchange between Lt. Christopher Bannon and Sgt. Dhanan Saminath moments after Garner died was recounted Thursday as the department trial against Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo continued. Pantaleo is accused of using a banned chokehold on Garner, killing him, as he was being arrested on Staten Island on July 17, 2014. Cops had stopped Garner for selling loose cigarettes on the street.

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