This picture ought to send shivers through the body of every living person who sees it . It is the lifeless body of 43 year old Staten Isand resident Eric Garner as he lay dead after NYPD Cops placed him in a deadly choke hold . It is important to note that the choke hold was previously banned by the NYPD.
Mister Garner was brought down by several cops after they made a decision to place him under arrest , allegedly for selling un-taxed cigarettes.
The cop seen here chocking Mister Garner is Daniel Pantaleo, tough guy cop he is wearing the #99 jersey as Dennis Hamil of the New York Daily News said this moron should be bum rushed right off the force and into an orange prison jersey. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/cop-who-choked-garner-stripped-of-badge-and-gun.html
This is not the first time Daniel Pantaleo has been accused of impropriety he has already been named as defendant in two civil suits that alleged improper police conduct including lying and false arrest.
A civil suit, settled in January, accused Pantaleo and several other officers of unlawfully stopping a vehicle operated by Morris Wilson in New Brighton back in March 2012. The lawsuit also alleged that Pantaleo and another officer had pulled down the pants and underwear of plaintiffs Darren Collins and Tommy Rice in public view in the middle of the day.
After the vehicle was stopped, passengers Collins and Rice were ordered out of the vehicle. Collins and Rice were handcuffed, and shortly afterwards Pantaleo and Officer Ignazio Conca “pulled down the plaintiffs’ pants and underwear, and touched and searched their genital areas, or stood by while this was done in their presence,” according to the lawsuit.
Collins and Rice were then taken by Pantaleo to the 120th Precinct station where they were strip-searched again, ordered “to remove all of their clothing, squat, cough and lift their genitals.” Wilson, the driver in the vehicle stop, took a plea deal after admitting to possessing drugs in his pocket. However, Jason Leventhal, the attorney for Collins and Rice, said that the officers were allowed to arrest everyone in the car because Pantaleo had falsely claimed that drugs were in plain view in the car.
“One of the fundamental, most important things a police officer needs to do is to tell the truth,”said Leventhal. ”He has no right to strip-search anyone in the middle of the street.”
Collins and Rice had been criminally charged after the arrest and search, but the charges were eventually dismissed. Both men received $15,000 from the city in the settlement.
The second lawsuit against Pantaleo remains open. There are few details, but plaintiff Rylawn Walker filed a suit in February accusing Pantaleo of arresting him despite “committing no crime at that time” and “not acting in a suspicious manner.” Walker’s lawsuit alleges that Pantaleo “misrepresented facts in the police reports and other documents that the plaintiff had committed offenses when in fact this was not true.”http://benswann.com/nypd-officer-who-allegedly-choked-eric-garner-has-already-cost-city-30000-for-unlawful-strip-search/