5 years later, officer faces trial for chokehold death

5 years later, officer faces trial for chokehold death

The disciplinary trial of the NYC police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold in a 2014 encounter will begin Monday. Daniel Pantaleo could be fired after the 10-day trial. Pantaleo, 33, has been assigned to a desk job since the encounter, when he and other officers tried to arrest Garner on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes.

IIZard 1 year

The choke hold wasn't fatal, he had a heart attack because he's fat

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 1 year

I've done quite a bit of grappling. If you're actually being choked, you arent able to say anything, let alone to say that you cant breath. Been on both sides of that hold and the most you're gonna hear is grunting and gurgling.

The Real AY-MO
The Real AY-MO 1 year

It wasn't a choke hold, Garner was just so fat his airways were blocked. It's like this: I have an overweight cat and whenever I pick him up, his own fat keeps him from breathong properly. Lose weight and don't resist arrest.

MT144 1 year

he dindu nuttin he a good boy

Matthew Lowery
Matthew Lowery 1 year

Arguing with authority is patriotic. However a court room and not the side of the street is the proper venue. That is why they give you a court date.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

I guess the investigation took that long.

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