New York Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldanado just recommended that Officer Daniel Pantaleo accused of using a chokehold in the death of Eric Garner be fired.
Appearing alongside of Rev. Al Sharpton, Emerald Gardner, the daughter of Eric Garner had a message for New York Police Commissioner O’Neil, “We’ve waited 5 years… Commissioner O’Neill, fire Pantaleo.”
WATCH: Emerald Gardner, the daughter of Eric Garner, reacts to news that administrative judge recommends that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo should be fired.
“We’ve waited 5 years… Commissioner O’Neill, fire Pantaleo.” pic.twitter.com/WE4R1wMLsY
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 2, 2019
According to the Associated Press, “Pantaleo’s attorney will have about two weeks to submit a response before Police Commissioner James O’Neill makes a final decision on punishment.”
At his rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Trump appeared to have mocked Eric Garner and others who “can’t breathe.”
A few folks are in my mentions urging me to point out that Trump seemed to mock Eric Garner with the "they can't breathe!" line here. Given that Trump was talking about politics & not policing I don't think that can be inferred for sure, but people can draw their own conclusions. pic.twitter.com/qYaDR9Cv51
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 2, 2019