DOJ To Charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo For The Death Of Eric Garner

Officer Daniel Pantaleo is reportedly going to be charged by the DOJ for the death of Eric Garner.

Officer Daniel Pantaleo is reportedly going to be charged by the DOJ for the death of Eric Garner.

DOJ To Charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo For The Death Of Eric Garner

A law enforcement source told the New York Post that the United States Department of Justice is planning to aggressively pursue charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner.

“It’s going to happen sooner than later,” said the law enforcement source. “Washington wants to indict him.”
While federal officials in New York are angered by this new move by the DOJ, they are also alleging that this is a calculated move by Washington to “make an example out of Pantaleo,” no matter the expense involved said one New York Post’s source familiar with the case.

On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner died after he was observed on a video resisting arrest and was taken to the ground by NYPD officers during the struggle. Officer Pantaleo, 31, along with other responding officers were involved in an altercation with Garner, who was selling “loosie” cigarettes on a Staten Island street, which is illegal. At some point while Eric Garner was resisting arrest, he was heard saying, “I can’t breathe” after Officer Pantaleo positioned himself in a takedown maneuver around Garner’s neck.

Garner died of a medical emergency and the autopsy report showed no damage to any area of Garner’s neck, although in what was possibly a political move, the medical examiner determined that the hold contributed to Garner’s death. A New York Grand Jury declined to indict Officer Pantaleo on any criminal charges.

At the order of the Department of Justice, the New York FBI team involved in the death investigation of Eric Garner has been replaced with their DC-based counterparts. The FBI investigators saw nothing to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo for, but the Civil Right Division of the DOJ doesn’t care about the facts involved in the case or evidence. The FBI investigators who had investigated the case could still be subpoenaed by the officer’s defense, and testimony that they found no basis for charges after years of investigation could destroy the prosecution.

Officer Pantaleo’s lawyer maintains that Officer Pantaleo used a permissible takedown maneuver on Eric Garner, and that he did not violate Eric Garner’s rights.

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  • Someone I used to Know

    Being an officer becomes more dangerous every day. Whether we charge someone should not depend on the level of outrage!

    • UmmNo

      Statistics say being an officer is safer now than anytime in the past 50 years.

      • Someone I used to Know

        First off, police deaths are up significantly since last year. Police ambushes, in particular, have spiked quite dramatically.

        Secondly, danger is not just about deaths. When officers are getting Molotov cocktails and bricks thrown at them, they won’t necessarily die, but they will be injured.

        Third, in this instance I was speaking about their ability to do their job without fear of being locked up and/or fired. In one case, a police woman was brutally beat and hospitalized by a man because she feared the fallout towards her community and her family if she shot the violent perpetrator.

        • UmmNo

          130 in 2015….
          As of 11/7/2016…. 117

          Granted that the year is not over, it’s a bit of a stretch to claim deaths are “up significantly”.

          A police officer’s job has always been dangerous and nobody claims otherwise.

          If a police officer fears being locked up or fired, they are aware that they are violating policies and laws. If this officer was thinking more about the fallout from killing this man, she wasn’t in fear for her life.

      • John Siders

        Where are you getting your statistics UmmNo ? The local funny papers.

        • UmmNo

          You can look at the ODMP site and see for yourself.

    • FourOne6Side

      WHAT ABOUT THE KILLINGS

    • FourOne6Side

      DAM RIGHT SO THE MESSAGE TO BLUE LIVES MATTER IS STRAIGHTEN UP BE BRAVE OR ELSE U SLAYED BY A BULLET OF A GUN IN REAL LIFE NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA SO YOU GUYS GO AHEAD AND SHHIT ON MY BLACK PEOPLE THE FALL OF WHITES WILL BE NEAR

      • Joey Pinedo

        Shut up! Your ignorant. The cop did nothing wrong as matter of fact in 98% of these cases the officer did nothing wrong. Resist and put an officers life in danger, you get shot. They all deserved what they got. maybe if they were civilized they’d still be alive. They’re not above the law.

        • FourOne6Side

          so if i dont listen to a punk bitch cop imma die because thier pussy and scared for thier lives fuck that….justice is always served message to blue lives matter you kill us we kill you

          • dawn f

            why don’t you learn how to spell before you start posting on here. also, you must have been absent from school the day they taught English composition.

          • FourOne6Side

            kill us we killl you…did you get the message faggit

          • FourOne6Side

            BRUH ILL SLAP YOU

          • Joey Pinedo

            They kill us? You think they kill a person because they’re black? Let me guess they’re all racist right.. your the racist one dude, just as ignorant as the kkk. They kill because some punk thinks laws don’t apply to them. Your the epitome of stupid.

        • Concerned Dad

          The cop did nothing wrong, but……. he got charged by the Feds.

      • Dylan DeGraff

        Here’s what you need to do, bud, you need to go out and find them folks in white jackets, ’cause your ass is fucking crazy. YOU, and people like you, are the reason black people have such bad reputations.

  • bigtony8

    Quit doing any work in the Black Neighborhoods and the Liberal Neighborhoods.. When the Criminals burn down there they neighborhoods they will start to respect what good work Officers do. Any Officer who gets in trouble with this Government in today’s society is just asking for trouble.

    • Yessir!

    • UmmNo

      The police are endorsing a man that hasn’t paid taxes in 20 years and they killed Eric Garner because he was selling individual cigarettes without paying taxes. Wall Street has just as many criminals as black neighborhoods and the police ignore it, but it hasn’t burned to the ground.

      • Gypsy0531

        Except that Trump didn’t break any laws. Thug Eric Garner broke the law one too many times.
        If you have a problem with Wall Street take it up with the Black crooked in chief at the White House. The police have nothing to do with Wall Street and it’s not their job to monitor Wall Street. Your statement “police ignore it” is extremely stupid. Who exactly do you want the police to arrest in Wall Street?
        Killary has done illegal things and the Black President and Black DOJ top cop covered for her. Her butt should be in jail but those 2 gave her a free pass. Obummer not only corrupted the DOJ but also the FBI and state Department. Yet Black people are still voting for killary. Funny how they whine about the White man. But here you have a White woman who is mired in corruption, gets a free pass and black people are still voting for her.

        • UmmNo

          If “Stop and Frisk” was performed on Wall Street as often as it is on MLK Jr. Street, there would be just as many arrests. The police do not do it because people with money can fight the charges. Hillary has committed crimes and I am personally upset about her crimes because I had a TS/SCI clearence when I was in the Navy and I would be sitting in prison for doing what she did. Obama did protect her and I think he should be sent to jail as well.

        • FourOne6Side

          in real life you couldnt say all that so relax ur self white boy u dam well know a black man will slap the fuck out of u for that just for being racist prick

    • FourOne6Side

      GOVERNMENT DOES THIS IT WILL BE THE RISE OF BLACK PEOPLE

  • This is bullish!t

  • NewWest 123

    If stupid people vote for Hillary and she wins, you bet they are! Right now, it looks like there are a lot of stupid people out there and to include the freeloaders who think everything should be free and to include the self righteous politicians who got us here! I do not like Trump. He is another self righteous con, however, he is not a Saul Allinsky loving, country hating Marxist ideologue! I for one will take my chances with Trump. As horrible as the choices are, it should be a no brainer. It is what it is!

    • UmmNo

      The Earth is flat and anyone that says otherwise is stupid……

      • Jim Cunningham

        Is a troll. Stop responding to him people. I’ve seen him on other posts.

  • Dave W

    A good pro-cop (ad-free) website that analyzes the Eric Garner video is here: http://www.disruptchoke.weebly.com
    It uses slow motion to show that Pantaleo never choked him. It also shows the outrageous false statements from multiple major news outlets that influenced everyone away from the truth.

  • Jim Scott

    I will remind everyone that Lon Horiuchi has yet to receive justice for murdering Vicki Weaver. I remind you that no one in the FBI was disciplined for Waco. I remind you that what D.C. wants, as the FBI agents mentioned in this story, D.C. gets. Justice isn’t the goal, it’s CLEARLY not the law that they are interested in defending, it’s their political beliefs that they want enforced. Nixon tried this same thing and tried to use the IRS as a weapon, as Obama did. Nixon was impeached for it, but the Republicans don’t have the stones to do what the Democrats had the stones to do in the 70’s. If you HONESTLY believe that anything the FBI and the DoJ touches has anything to do with justice, you’re crazy. Hoover made sure of that right from the beginnings of the FBI. Congratulations suckers, the professional political class have you right where they want you; paying taxes, staying in a herd like the sheep you are, and voting for one of the two major parties and no one else.

  • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    Yes, by all means let’s charge an officer who was doing his job, let a corrupt POS like HRC go free. SMH!!!

    • FourOne6Side

      WHAT PART OF THE JOB SAYS KILL INNOCENT !!!! BLACK PEOPLE its cool day after day the boys get smoked

      • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

        Far more police get killed then any other group of people. But, I guess you already know that and are happy with it. As for people killed by police during shootouts, crimes….etc…..white’s are killed more often then any other group. Please check actual statistics instead of relying on blog sites.

  • DAG

    Absolute Bullshit!!!!

  • Shiloh

    Snivil Rights Division of the DOJ doesn’t care about the facts involved in the case or evidence
    …or that obese Eric Garner was defrauding the government of welfare payments while making unreported income selling cigarettes and marijuana to minors.

    • dagg_12

      Shouldn’t he get a letter from the irs for his tax crimes? When have the local police ever been sent to arrest someone for a tax crime?

  • FourOne6Side

    JUSTICE IS SERVED……THE FALL OF WHITE SUPREMACY….HOPEFULLY THIS WILL MAKE POLICE THINK TWICE BEFORE THEY DO KILLING FOR PETTY SHIT

  • FourOne6Side

    HOPE HE GETS DEATH PENALTY WE DONT NEEED COPS LIKE HIM WE NEED COPS TO DEESCALATE THE SITUATION NOT FUEL IT

  • David Jessup

    Look at four one six side picture. Do you really think you can have an intelligent or political conversation with him. His response to something he doesn’t like is to threaten to slap not just a person, but a whited person. He is the issue and problem that contributes to cops having to use force.

  • FourOne6Side

    THERE IS A BIRTH OF A NEW NATION

    • budfudlacker

      Lol…yeah, blacks have been saying that same crap since the Civil Rights movement, and y’all haven’t accomplished anything yet, other than becoming more dependant on the very mean ol’ white man you complain about so much. Lol losers.

      Wahhhhh! The mean ol’ white man is so mean and he won’t let me do nothing wahhhhh! :'( lolol cry baby cry! As long as your ilk insists on being angry, lazy victimized losers like you will never get ahead in life, and the next black man laying dead in the streets will leave you still wondering what you’re doing wrong. Know why? Because your race is genetically stupid and inferior. You’re so stupid you couldn’t even live without that mean ol’ white man. Lol

      Losers wahhhhhhh!!! Wahhhhhh :'(….cry for me, Toby!!! Lol

      • FourOne6Side

        crying…you call it crying…we cried when our sisters where rapped by the nasty ol white man we cried when you beat us and shoot as for many years what we did accomplish a black man to lead your country……BTW ur lil racist comments and shit to what we deal with everyday. we fight back now we fuck all the white woman now more and more black people are becoming millionaires…FOR THE NASTY ANIMAL RAPING SKIN CANCER HAVING SMALL PENIS, WHITE PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN PORNOGRAPHY FAT SLOBS….ARE THE REAL SCUMS OF OUR EARTH NOT THE STRUGGLING NIGGER DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A DOLLAR CHECK YOUR CULTURE. YOU GUYS ARE FUCKED AND NASTY TRASH WE AS A PEOPLE ARE FORCED IN PROJECTS AND GHETTO JUST A PRODUCT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

        • budfudlacker

          Come on, Toby! Cry for me, baby! Cry! Hahahaha WAHHHHHHHHHH! THE MEAN OL’ WHITE MAN IS OUT TO GET ME! WAHHHHHH! THE MEAN OL’ WHITE MAN IS SO MEAN!! WAHHHHH! I’D KILL HIM BUT THEN I WOULDN’T HAVE ANYBODY TO GIVE ME FREE STUFF!!! LIKE THAT GUB’MENT CHEESE! WAHHHHHH :'( LOLOLOL

        • budfudlacker

          “Oppression” and “social injustices” is an excuse weak minded people use to try and get special treatment. The problem is your ilk REFUSES to be anything other than a victim, because that’s exactly what you want to be: a victim. It’s the path of least resistance. Why work when you can cry about some crap in the past we had nothing to do with if people are dumb enough to hold your hand through life, right? You’ll never move on in life if you keep holding on to the past. Besides, do you think blacks are the only people that get dealt bad hands in life? That’s an ignorant, entitled way of looking at things.

          Look around, we have a (half) black president voted in TWICE, black doctors, lawyers, military officers, you name it. How in the hell did they break the mold with all this astronomical oppression in the US? If blacks are being oppressed, whoever is doing it is doing a piss-poor job. But again, what this comes down to is choice – you either CHOOSE to quit being a victim and change your life or keep having a shitty attitude about it and keep trying to shame someone into giving you something you’re not entitled to. Also again, i think people like you WANT to be “oppressed” – you want that title because it’s your ticket to special treatment. I bet you’d be surprised just how few people here in the US have real descendants of slaves and slave owners anyway.

        • Tacticalterry

          Forced by democrats