When internal affairs investigators asked Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014 to define a chokehold, he described a scenario where “you use your forearm, grasped with the other hand, and you pull back with your forearm onto the windpipe preventing him from breathing.”
The investigators with the New York Police Department then had himwatch video that showed him standing behind Eric Garner during a botched arrest five months earlier on Staten Island. In the video, Officer Pantaleo had his left forearm wrapped around Mr. Garner’s neck, hands clasped. Still, he denied having used the prohibited maneuver.
Full article at: NY Times
UPDATE: Pantaleo has been terminated by the NYPD