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Police killed #EricGarner  6 years ago today. Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in a banned police chokehold. He was never criminally charged, and only fired last year. Almost 1,000 people have reported the NYPD using banned chokeholds on them since Garner's killing.

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Six years ago today, Eric Garner was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for selling loose cigarettes. Garner was pinned to the ground in an illegal chokehold when he said his final words: “I can’t breathe.” Pantaleo was fired last year – but he was never criminally charged.

TW: depictions of police violence ⁣⁣⁣ Six years ago today Eric Garner was brutally murdered for selling “loosie” cigarettes outside a convenience store in Staten Island, NY.⁣⁣⁣ He was killed by then 29 y/o Daniel Pantaleo with an illegal chokehold in broad daylight.⁣⁣⁣

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‘American Trial: The Eric Garner Story’ depicts the trial that did not happen after a New York police officer, Daniel Pantaleo was videotaped using a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner in 2014

The new film "An American Trial" takes a look at what a trial would have looked like had Daniel Pantaleo been tried in Eric Garner's death.

The new film “American Trial: the Eric Garner Story” imagines a trial that was never held after a grand jury refused to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Film director Roee Messinger joins me to discuss. #PoliticsNation 

Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. Daniel Pantaleo killed Eric Garner. But the identity of the officer who shot Tony McDade has been kept a secret.

Records show former Officer Daniel Pantaleo was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner’s death, including a stop-and-frisk incident in 2012 that caused him to lose two vacation days

Bystander video showed Pantaleo, who is white, wrapping his arm around the neck of Garner, who is Black, for about seven seconds as they struggled against a glass storefront window and fell to a Staten Island sidewalk.

Records show former Officer Daniel Pantaleo, fired for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, was the subject of seven misconduct complaints prior to Garner's death.


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Eric Garner's killer will not be charged. The U.S. citizen who filmed the killing, Ramsey Orta, faces up to 50 years in jail. NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo has been punished only by being demoted to desk duty. He walks free among us.

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Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold to kill Eric Garner. It’s technically prohibited. Yet New York cops say that his firing signifies that they now can’t do their jobs to the fullest extent? Well, what did you consider your job to be, then?

JUST IN: A judge finds that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner and recommends that he be fired. The city’s police commissioner will make the final decision on Pantaleo, who has been working a desk job since Garner’s death 5 years ago.

BREAKING: NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo, the officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014

The Justice Dept. will not bring federal charges against the police officer who held Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold, reports @nytimes . The NYPD bans chokeholds. Examiners say it partly caused Garner's death. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, still has his job.

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Dan Donovan, when he was DA of Staten Island refused to indict Officer Pantaleo, who choked Eric Garner to death, has just lost his seat in Congress! Max Rose has defeated him. YES! May Eric and Erica Garner rest in peace.

Today is the fourth anniversary of the killing of Eric Garner, a 43 year old father who died after he was put in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. The epidemic of police killing unarmed Black men without accountability continues today. #BlackLivesMatter 

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