In New York City, the NYPD said Thursday it will immediately hold internal disciplinary hearings for sergeant Daniel Pantaleo, the officer filmed killing African-American Staten Island resident Eric Garner with a fatal chokehold in July 2014, while Garner gasped “I can’t breathe” 11 times. Another officer on the scene, Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, will also face a disciplinary hearing. Speaking on Democracy Now! on Wednesday, Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, said she wants to see other officers involved in her son’s death held accountable.
Gwen Carr: “What I would like to see is that all of the officers that was involved in my son’s death that day be accountable and transparent, and that they get fired from the force, because they are the ones that is responsible for my son’s death.”