“New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that the police department is terminating the officer involved in the fatal 2014 altercation with Eric Garner, ending a five-year battle over the officer’s status.
“Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a chokehold on Garner, which is banned by the city’s police department, O’Neill said.
“The decision backs the recommendation of an NYPD administrative judge earlier this month that Pantaleo should be fired for his role in Garner’s death.
“In reaching the decision, O’Neill said he was putting faith in the assessment of Judge Rosemarie Maldonado, a deputy police commissioner who presided over Garner’s disciplinary trial.”
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