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NYPD Judge: Pantaleo “Untruthful” in Account of Eric Garner’s Killing

HeadlineAug 19, 2019

The New York Police Department judge who recently recommended Daniel Pantaleo be fired from the police force said Pantaleo was “untruthful” and his account of Eric Garner’s death was “implausible and self-serving.” Pantaleo killed unarmed African American Eric Garner in 2014 by using an illegal chokehold, but was never convicted or even removed from the police force. When questioned by investigators, the officer denied using the prohibited move, despite a viral video clearly showing that he did. Judge Rosemarie Maldonado issued her findings in a legal opinion reported by The New York Times. The final decision about Pantaleo’s fate will be up to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill and is expected by the end of the month.

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