Police Officer Involved In Eric Garner Case Will Face Disciplinary Hearing
Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is accused of choking Eric Garner to death is facing a public disciplinary trial that could lead to his firing.
The NY Times reports that the trial is schedule for Monday at Police Department headquarters.
Officer Pantaleo, who is white, was charged with the reckless use of a chokehold in Eric Garner’s death back in 2014. Garner, who was just 43-years-old at the time, was taped saying “I can’t breathe!” The officer claims he did not put Eric in a chokehold and that his poor health contributed to his death.
“It has been five long years,” Eric’s mother, Gwen Carr told The Associated Press. “Pantaleo and all those other officers who actually murdered my son that day, they are still collecting their salaries. They still go home every day and it’s business as usual with them. But with me, we relive this every day.”
Back in July, the NYPD decided to move forward with the disciplinary trial. If he is found guilty he could be fired and never work in law enforcememnt again.