NY Daily News: NYPD Commissioner fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo over chokehold death of Eric Garner

By Trevor Boyer, Thomas Tracy and Rocco Parascandola
August 19, 2019

More than five years after a confrontation over the alleged illegal sale of one cigarette led him to put Staten Island man Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired Monday by police commissioner James O’Neill.