O’Neill, fired Pantaleo.
Police supervisors had sent Officer Pantaleo and his partner to arrest Mr.
Pantaleo was found guilty and fired, in a rare disclosure of a trial's outcome.
Pantaleo was eventually fired in 2019, five years after Eric Garner was killed.
On December 3, 2014, a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo.
O’Neill’s decision to dismiss the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, came five years after Mr.
On 3 December, after two months of deliberating, a grand jury said Pantaleo would not be charged over Garner's death.
Garner’s death at the hands of Daniel Pantaleo, a police officer whose litany of misconduct complaints was kept secret for years.
In the past, disciplinary inquiries could take months or years, as occurred in the case of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who put Eric Garner into a chokehold.
Pantaleo was docked two vacation days as a penalty, the stories said, citing an official N.Y.P.D. personnel order that had been posted in police headquarters.
“People needed to know whether Pantaleo had presented the N.Y.P.D. with a red flag and to what extent the city was responsible for Eric Garner’s death,” Conti-Cook told me.
De Blasio, now running for president, wound up infuriating police reform advocates, too, by allowing the department to wait for years to begin disciplinary proceedings against Pantaleo.
In July, after a five-year investigation, the department said it would not bring federal civil rights charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island police officer who killed Eric Garner by wrapping his arm around his neck.
Officer Pantaleo had held on to his job as the Staten Island district attorney and the Justice Department declined to charge him with a crime in the face of calls by the Garner family and their supporters that the city punish him and other officers involved.
A Staten Island grand jury and federal civil rights prosecutors declined to bring criminal charges against Officer Pantaleo, and it was not until May, when the Police Department held a disciplinary trial, that the public heard testimony about what had happened.
New Yorkers may have got their best glimpse of the mayor de Blasio might have become in July, 2014, after the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a banned chokehold by a police officer named Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on a petty charge of selling untaxed cigarettes.
Pantaleo initially tried to use two approved restraint tactics on Garner, who was much larger at 6-foot-2 and about 400 pounds, but ended up wrapping his arm around Garner’s neck for about seven seconds as they struggled against a glass storefront window and fell to the sidewalk.
“Today’s decision confirms what the Civilian Complaint Review Board always has maintained: Officer Daniel Pantaleo committed misconduct on July 17, 2014, and his actions caused the death of Eric Garner,” said Fred Davie, chairman of the review board that served as the prosecutor.
Stuart London, Mr Pantaleo's attorney, told US media in a statement: "Officer Pantaleo is gratified that the Justice Department took the time to carefully review the actual evidence in this case rather than the lies and inaccuracies which have followed this case since its inception."
Still, the mayor’s opponents say it took far too long to fire Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose chokehold led to Eric Garner’s death in 2014, and argue that the mayor was too slow to fix a process that allowed officers’ disciplinary records to remain secret under a state measure known as 50-a.
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