By Jake Offenhartz and George Joseph
August 22, 2019
When Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner in Staten Island more than five years ago, the city's top cop made clear that he expected backlash. "Had I been in Officer Pantaleo's situation I may have made similar mistakes," O'Neill said on Monday. "If I was still a cop, I'd probably be mad at me."