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NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Daniel Pantaleo Loses 20 Vacation Days

NYPD Sgt. Kizy Adonis, who was tasked with supervising the cop who killed Eric Garner, will not face a disciplinary trial.
Demonstrators rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner on August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. The New York City medical examiner's office ruled that Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, died from a chokehold and chest compressions while being arrested by the police on July 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
By Breanna Edwards · August 22, 2019

The NYPD sergeant, who was supposed to be supervising Daniel Pantaleo when he placed Eric Garner in a banned chokehold, will not face a disciplinary trial but will lose a whopping 20 vacation days for failing to manage Pantaleo properly.

According to NBC New York, the NYPD commissioner evaluated Sgt. Kizzy Adonis’ supervision of officers that day and acknowledged that while it was “lacking in certain areas,” in the end it was concluded, “that nothing about her actions on that day either caused the use of the banned chokehold or delayed the arrival of medical attention for Mr. Garner.”

At the time of Garner’s death, Adonis had been recently promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Staten Island District.

According to the report, a source called Adonis accepting the disciplinary action was “a great deal. They just want to put this to bed.”

Apparently, the deal had been something offered a while ago, but Adonis only accepted it now after “seeing the writing on the wall,” the source said.

Her decision comes mere days after the officer she was meant to be supervising was fired.

Rev. Al Sharpton, the president of the National Action Network took issue with Adonis; punishment, calling it “no penalty at all” in a statement.

“The decision by the NYPD to dock Sgt. Kizzy Adonis twenty vacation days is too little too late. In fact, the loss of vacation days is akin to no penalty at all. If the penalty for not doing your job is that you can keep doing your job, it is an injustice to the family of Eric Garner and the residents of New York City. We want all of the officers involved in Eric’s case to be brought to justice,” the statement said.