Justice for Eric Garner
Support Justice for Eric Garner
Location: One Police Plaza, 4th Floor Trial Room
Proceedings begin at 10am each day of the trial.
*Trial is expected to run until May 23rd, but could end earlier. There is also a chance that the trial could be extended to include additional trial dates on June 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
About NYPD Killing of Eric Garner
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was killed on a Staten Island sidewalk after being placed in a NYPD-banned chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo, during a false/illegal arrest while Eric pleaded “I can’t breathe” eleven times. The killing was captured on video, which showed a number of officers who used force in the illegal arrest, failed to intervene, and failed to provide aid. NYPD officials and officers also attempted to cover-up the killing, first claiming that Garner died of a heart attack, illegally leaked sealed records to criminalize Garner, and lying on official reports.
NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo and other officers responsible for misconduct should have been fired years ago. Instead, Pantaleo has been taking home a six-figure salary with overtime almost every year since killing Garner in 2014 and has had his base pay increased at least twice -- and the other officers who engaged in misconduct have also remained on the force. This is unacceptable. We stand with Eric Garner's family to demand Mayor de Blasio and NYPD #FirePantaleo and other officers for killing #EricGarner and related misconduct.