Court may give Mayor Bill de Blasio a pass, along with former police commissioner James O’Neill.
"Chokeholds are torturous and deadly and have no place in a just and humane society," a criminal justice reform expert testified.
The officer, identified in reports as Thomas Montario of the 113th Precinct, can be seen kneeling on Sircarlyle Arnold’s upper body as he is lying on the ground with his hands behind his back.
Officer David Afanador was charged with strangulation and attempted aggravated strangulation
'The primary duty of all members of the service is to preserve human life.'
Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s lawyer told the judge that he couldn’t let his client testify because it might expose him to a federal criminal investigation.
Deputy Inspector Richard Dee said recruits are told that chokeholds "are deadly."
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, which is prosecuting the case, points out that Kleinman reached his determination 'without reviewing the autopsy or any other medical reports.'
More than four years since Eric Garner's death, the NYPD officer accused of using an illegal chokehold that caused his death is facing an administrative hearing that could cost him his job.
The City has paid out more than $250,000 related to allegations of excessive force against Detective Fabio Nunez.
According to police reform experts and advocates, the announcement amounts to little more than political theater.
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