In 2014, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo killed Eric Garner with a chokehold that has been banned by the NYPD for over two decades. It has been almost 5 years since Eric Garner was killed, and his family and community are still fighting for some measure of accountability from Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) disciplinary trial against Pantaleo concluded on June 6, 2019 but the process to fire Pantaleo is far from over. It could take weeks or months before Commissioner O'Neill makes a final decision on whether Pantaleo is disciplined, and what that discipline will be. On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice met with the family of Eric Garner to tell them they would not be bringing any federal charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Click here for ways to Support Justice for Eric Garner and stand with Eric's mother and others to continue to demand NYC #FirePantaleo.