On Monday, Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, was fired by the New York Police Department.
According to CNN, Pantaleo will not receive his NYPD pension after NYPD Chief James O’Neill handed down his decision.
“Trials Commissioner Maldonado ruled that officer Pantaleo’s use of a prohibited chokehold was reckless and constituted a gross deviation from the standard of conduct established for a New York City police officer,” O’Neill said.
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Garner, 43, died after Pantaleo placed him in a banned chokehold. The cellphone video that showed Garner shouting “I can’t breathe” 11 times went viral over 5 years ago. And last month, an administrative judge recommended that Pantaleo be fired after the Justice Department declined to bring federal charges against him.
In an interview with ESSENCE, Garner’s daughter, Emerald Snipes-Garner, spoke about Pantaleo.
“A lot of people don’t know what Pantaleo looks like, because he’s been in hiding. And I would like for people to know that they’re walking and standing with a murderer,” she said.