Starting Monday, May 13th, 2019, the disciplinary trial against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo will finally begin. Come out to stand with #EricGarner's mother and others to demand NYC #FirePantaleo. For the first day of trial - Monday, May 13th - we will gather outside of 1 Police Plaza, starting at 11:30am, and will be joined by Eric Garner's family and others for a rally & press conference when the lunch break begins.
Throughout the trial, we will be singing the "I Can't Breathe" / "This Stops Today" song by The Peace Poets in memory of Eric Garner and in support of his family as they continue the fight for justice. Please join us in singing this song (below is the link to the song with the lyrics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPq5IOEyUkg&feature=youtu.be
It has been almost 5 years since Eric was killed. ZERO officers have been held accountable. In addition to Pantaleo, a number of other NYPD officers were responsible for misconduct in the killing and attempted cover-up - and should be fired from the NYPD. Eric's family will continue to fight until ALL officers involved in Eric Garner's killing are held accountable.
Stand with the family of Eric Garner to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD fire Daniel Pantaleo and all the other officers responsible for misconduct! These officers should have been fired years ago. The family has waited too long.
*The #FirePantaleo 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. We will try to update this facebook page with developments in the trial - and you can also go here for daily trial updates, graphics that can be shared and other background: changethenypd.org/ericgarner
To enter 1 Police Plaza for the trial, you will need to bring identification and go through 2 security checkpoints, including a metal detector). Please plan to arrive early if you would like to have a seat in the trial room - The NYPD trial room is small, and seats are limited. We recommend folks show up early (before 9am) in order to get through security.