It was announced today that Daniel Pantaleo was fired from NYPD, five years after his takedown of Eric Garner that ended with Garner’s death:
FOX NEWS – Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner that sparked nationwide outrage, has been fired, Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday afternoon.
O’Neill, who said it was “an extremely difficult decision,” said he made his final call in the “last couple of days” over the case that has spanned five years of investigations and protests.
“None of us can take back our decisions,” O’Neill told reporters, “especially when they lead to the death of another human being.”
Pantaleo had been suspended since Aug. 2, after a department disciplinary judge recommended his termination.
“I agree, he can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer,” O’Neill said.
That last line is probably true, especially given how nearly all of the 2020 Democratic field are besmirching the name of Pantaleo on national debate stages, who was just trying to do his job. They treat him as if he’s some kind of rogue murderer being protected by the system.
It was incredibly unfortunate what happened to Eric Garner, but if he had not fought police and refused arrest, he’d likely still be alive today.