Ebony: NYPD Officer Accused of Fatally Choking Eric Garner Fired Five Years After Incident

By #teamEBONY
August 19, 2019

Less than three weeks after New York’s Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldonado recommended job termination for Daniel Pataleo, the New York police officer accused of putting Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed Black father of six, in a fatal chokehold during his July 17, 2014 arrest on Staten Island for illegally selling cigarettes, Pantaleo has been fired by the New York Police Department.