NYPD officer accused of choking Eric Garner fired

  • Published: 19 August 2019
  • The New York police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014 has been fired and will not receive his NYPD pension, Commissioner James O'Neill said Monday.
    "It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City Police officer," he said.
    Officer Daniel Pantaleo was found guilty in a disciplinary trial earlier this month of using a chokehold on Garner, the New York man whose final words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
    The departmental administrative judge officially recommended Pantaleo be fired. O'Neill, an officer for 34 years, cited that recommendation repeatedly in his announcement on Monday, but he said the decision to terminate Pantaleo was still not easy.
    The decision comes more than five years after police tried to arrest the 43-year-old father of six, who was allegedly selling loose cigarettes illegally on Staten Island. In video of the arrest, Pantaleo can be seen wrapping one arm around Garner's shoulder and the other around his neck before jerking him back and pulling him to the ground.
    As Pantaleo forces Garner's head into the sidewalk, Garner could be heard saying "I can't breathe. I can't breathe." He died shortly afterward.
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Comments • 3 435

    THE SOUL C-ER  3 days back

    They only fired him becuz a curse is on the NY police department, and officers are committing suicide at a record rate !!

      THE SOUL C-ER  4 days back

      The fact they played around for five years before they did anything is more twisted then the crime, I hope the "HIGHER POWER" be twice as merciless as them all !!!!!!!

      • THE SOUL C-ER
        THE SOUL C-ER  4 days back

        How many more innocent people he murdered, before that decision was finalized ??

        • Trevor Byron
          Trevor Byron  5 days back

          Fired, the prat should get the rope, ir life in prison

          • DLR Express, LLC
            DLR Express, LLC  5 days back

            He should of been fired

            • moe.mendez
              moe.mendez  1 weeks back

              How to get away with murder:
              1. Be a cop
              2. Make sure you’re white
              3. Make sure the person you kill is black

              • Lev Legs
                Lev Legs  1 weeks back

                Fired. He needs to be jailed.

                • Amanda Booysen
                  Amanda Booysen  2 weeks back

                  the only difference is if that ex asshole cop dies im not gonna feel bad

                  • Philip Hoskinson
                    Philip Hoskinson  2 weeks back

                    5:50 What is that thing on the right side of the screen?

                    • Philip Hoskinson
                      Philip Hoskinson  2 weeks back

                      @curtis jones TV people always look odd

                    • curtis jones
                      curtis jones  2 weeks back

                      She should cut her hair down very short and dye it jet black and she will be okay. Why look 90 when you are no way near that age?

                  • Bill Gates
                    Bill Gates  2 weeks back

                    Did this stupid police chief or whatever he is just promoted and elevated the killer cop? 90% of his diatribe was about the cop being a hard worker and a family man, and only 10% saying he was terminated, the douche even said that the fatal mishap was "unintentional". How do you americans put up with this brutal dictatorship?

                    • curtis jones
                      curtis jones  2 weeks back

                      Bill Gates. Sadly the police commissioner had to say good things about the cop if he wanted to remain police commissioner. They still may get rid of him for firing the cop. The police union feels the cop should not have been fired. Sadly in the USA the cops care more about protecting each other even if it means a injustice is done to a citizen.

                  • KODI
                    KODI  3 weeks back


                    • Steve ROGERS
                      Steve ROGERS  3 weeks back

                      Over WEIGHT. Health concerns. Resisting arrest.
                      If he did not resist arrest that day he would still be alive to commit more crimes...

                      • Marlon White
                        Marlon White  3 weeks back

                        Oh yeah selling loose cigarettes warrants being choked. Stop it.

                    • Carlos Cardoso
                      Carlos Cardoso  3 weeks back

                      White people pull on Justice and then they give a criminal's a slap-on-the-wrist and hold themselves not this is why they are going extinct according to the Bible

                      • Carlos Cardoso
                        Carlos Cardoso  3 weeks back

                        All you so called white people are about to pay for all your crimes against humanity AKA the children of Isreal.The jokes on you devil's just read revelation 13:9. And the fake Jews and all who enslaved us ie. The children of Israel.You white people are a bunch of serpants with forked tounges.and according to Bible prophecy you are going to lose the race war and then nuclear missiles are coming this way so get ready for fire and destruction

                        • Christopher James
                          Christopher James  3 weeks back

                          Hmmm.. idk.. seems like odd timing to me. 5 years? All that time to use common sense to see an officer used illegal chokehold and killed a man to try to bring some justice? Right around time Mayor of NYPD got called out in democratic debate for not bringing that officer to justice?.. then all of sudden "headline news.. officer that killed Eric G. Fired"??? Looks to me like this was only escalated for political sway/gain..

                          • tony strapahony
                            tony strapahony  3 weeks back

                            That fat bastard was a hot dog away from pushing daisies anyway....chokehold had nothing to do with it

                            • Susan B
                              Susan B  3 weeks back

                              Those horrible women with their horrible voices is unbearable.

                              • Burris Yard Man
                                Burris Yard Man  3 weeks back

                                He was fired but not by choice. If they had it they way he would be still on the force. But who he truly going to have to answer to is God.

                                • Bun Yan
                                  Bun Yan  3 weeks back

                                  The evil chinese cops would take risks to deal with dangerous situations. The great American cops, their safety is the first priority. Kill the suspect and safety is secured. Genius!

                                  • G Biggaveli
                                    G Biggaveli  3 weeks back

                                    This type of shit is why people praise or condemn cop killers & shooters

                                    • Raven Raven
                                      Raven Raven  4 weeks back

                                      Fired?? That bastard should be in jail.

                                      • The SaiyanTonian
                                        The SaiyanTonian  4 weeks back

                                        Fired for killing someone and that’s it holy shit what is the world coming to.

                                        • Nisa Dawson
                                          Nisa Dawson  4 weeks back

                                          Another example of the corruption of the justice system

                                          • A Barnes
                                            A Barnes  4 weeks back

                                            He will just become a police officer somewhere else...Just like the officer that killed the officer that killed Oscar grant.... His ability to continue his career as a police officer continues.....

                                            • curtis jones
                                              curtis jones  2 weeks back

                                              A Barnes- I agree that he should have been fired and also his butt should be in jail but i don't think that city workers should lose their pension. Just living off of social security is not enough. I think cops will think twice about police brutality in the future since they know that we are watching them. Actually this case should not have taken 5 years. NYC cops need to wise-up and just do their damn job and they will be okay. Is beating up suspect or killing a suspect worth losing your job or pension? Think about cops and stop trying to be macho with those police unions or we will take your pensions for misconduct. No Justice No Peace

                                          • Allan Gleicher
                                            Allan Gleicher  4 weeks back

                                            The mujrdering cop needs to pay dearly for his crime! If the system doesn't hold him accountable then his karma will bite him in his dumb azz when he least expects it!

                                            • Young Judah
                                              Young Judah  4 weeks back

                                              He was fired but got a go fund me with twice his salary

                                              • Dark Knight
                                                Dark Knight  2 weeks back

                                                Hes gonna need it to feed his kids while his wife is turning tricks with the brothas.

                                            • Un_Sifer
                                              Un_Sifer  4 weeks back

                                              I feel like cops get to kill some dude and just get they job taken away while dudes be getting arrested and getting years of prison for self defense I'm not saying it's all self defense but damn this shitty system they need to go to jail if they kill someone R. I.P tho🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

                                              • Supreme
                                                Supreme  4 weeks back

                                                BOOOOO FUCKEN HOOOO. KILLER COP WALKS AWAY AN LOSES JOB.. THATS ALL

                                                • Greg Whyte
                                                  Greg Whyte  4 weeks back

                                                  That police needs to be dead

                                                  • Peanut Man
                                                    Peanut Man  4 weeks back

                                                    Why didn't y'all show what he said earlier , why only show half the news conference?

                                                    • 269tamtam
                                                      269tamtam  4 weeks back

                                                      Fucking piece of shit he should be dealth with

                                                      • Ronald Smith
                                                        Ronald Smith  4 weeks back

                                                        Over a Cigarette Wow??

                                                        • Ronald Smith
                                                          Ronald Smith  4 weeks back

                                                          That Cop Chocked him all the way Down and put his knee on his head and Neck,but he Road that man's neck all the way to the ground??a While they were pulling Eric down he was Ridding his Neck all the way Down??

                                                          • Shafonda Sheppard
                                                            Shafonda Sheppard  4 weeks back

                                                            Can someone please bring the father of six back!

                                                            • Oscar Correa
                                                              Oscar Correa  4 weeks back

                                                              This was NOT a difficult decision. Get to the bare bones of the situation. He abused his power and took a life, then lied about it. This was an easy decision that was made 5 years too late.

                                                            • SkubeDude18 !!
                                                              SkubeDude18 !!  4 weeks back

                                                              If it was a white man he’d get a little tap on the back

                                                              • Dam Big Foot
                                                                Dam Big Foot  4 weeks back

                                                                Don't let the Negroes get their way, they will continue until being White itself is a hate crime. Protect the Boer!!!!

                                                                • YouTube Lover
                                                                  YouTube Lover  4 weeks back

                                                                  Now sue they ass for wrongful death

                                                                  • Cng215
                                                                    Cng215  4 weeks back

                                                                    At least he can find another job. Meanwhile dude is in the dirt over some dam cigarettes...

                                                                    • Marvin Marsh
                                                                      Marvin Marsh  4 weeks back

                                                                      Fuck you

                                                                      • keepitsimple 1
                                                                        keepitsimple 1  4 weeks back

                                                                        When a police officer tells you, 'You are under arrest for..." you are OBLIGATED BY LAW TO SUBMIT, to COMPLY, NOT to argue, resist, fight...or attempt to flee! In fact, in every state & in NY, it is against the law, Penal Code Section 205.30, to "resists arrest by intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer or peace officer from effecting the authorized arrest of any person." It is a Class A misdemeanor, with a penalty up to 1 year in jail....." This is NOT playing Cops & Robbers like little kids! This is the real deal! The officers do not have to prove or explain their intention, their evidence...that is for the courts to decide after the arrest! When you are told those famous words, "You are under arrest, put your hands behind your back" you must comply!!! If you don't, officers do have a right to use the next level of force and yes, it means you are going down to the ground and it isn't going to be gentle--but, THAT ALL COULD HAVE BE AVOIDED BY COMPLYING TO THE OFFICERS DEMANDS! It's sad that it resulted in a death! But, I do not blame the officers! Most of the fault belongs to Garner! If he complied with the officers, they probably would have taken him in to be booked and released with a court date! But, Garder forced the officers to physically take him down to cuff him. I know, because I am a retired police officer and I have been in many similar situations with people who resisted arrest. I support the officer's actions in an attempt to arrest a very, very difficult suspect. In this situation, the armbar choke hold in 2014 should have been met with additional training... not a loss of his job, his pension in 2019! The IA investigation should have ended a long time ago with a discipline of something much less than termination! I hope he fights it and wins. Again, in my opinion, Garder carries most of the blame in his death!

                                                                        • Professor X
                                                                          Professor X  4 weeks back

                                                                          Who are "some people". Perhaps " some people " should courageously come forth. The man should not have been chocked to death for selling loose cigarettes. He clearly stated :"i can't breathe !" This is criminal and all cops involved should be incarcerated. How would he like seeing his son, wife, daughter, or mama being shoked to death before the world? Abeit, " every dog has it's day ". They will reap and yes, mr. Garner is haunting them from his grave. For Real !

                                                                          • Johnny Knoxville
                                                                            Johnny Knoxville  4 weeks back

                                                                            If I choke someone out and kill them tonight I’m going to prison....

                                                                            • james abraham
                                                                              james abraham  4 weeks back

                                                                              It took 5years to fire him pathetic, I for got police investigate themselves RIP Eric.This police officer should be jailed for murder?

                                                                              • MyNameIsNotImportant
                                                                                MyNameIsNotImportant  4 weeks back

                                                                                He’s gonna purchase a “Made in China” black face mask, and become a sniper now...

                                                                                • Tellthetruth
                                                                                  Tellthetruth  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Who cares what the stupid NYPD does or the corrupt judges and juries. Cops with blood on their hands are subject to divine judgement, regardless of what their wicked bosses decide. Stop begging your enemies for justice in the US,. Sit back and see the manifest power of God.

                                                                                  • G Biggaveli
                                                                                    G Biggaveli  3 weeks back

                                                                                    @Tony Burton stfu you lil pink dick pussy

                                                                                  • Tony Burton
                                                                                    Tony Burton  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I hope to get some of this blood on my hands before I die. I can;t stand these congos. They are a drain on society, worthless and useless and serve no purpose. Glad to see Eric Garner lose his life and the cop get to keep his. The cop actually was contributing to society while Garner was committing crime. The "I Can't Breathe" video is just too funny! Stupid congos!

                                                                                • Eddie Robinson
                                                                                  Eddie Robinson  4 weeks back

                                                                                  He doesn't need to fired nothing to do murdering Eric Garner still wasnt justice for Eric Garner

                                                                                  • BULLETNATION
                                                                                    BULLETNATION  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Police union probably planned this. No telling how much money they have given him unless they waiting on the white supremacy groups to send in extra money. The sister who was his sergeant lost 20 days vacation days because to the incident and she was not there when it happened. Plus they put her on trial for the incident. And she was used as a scapegoat so that something would be done even though she was not there when it happened and you can train officers but that does not mean they will go by the training. Police sell dope, kill, rob, etc. no one has ever been charged with not training them properly.