Transcript for NYPD Officer on Desk Duty After Suspect Died in Custody
Two huge international developments. To the latest controversy that has the New York City police department under fire after an officer was caught on camera applying an illegal choke hold to man who died later. Ron is following this story. Hey, Ron. Good morning to you, bianna. The investigations are still ongoing and the cause of death of the man who died is still undetermined. New York police have placed an arresting officer on modified duty. That is, taking him off the street. This morning, officer Daniel pantalio has been stripped of his gun and badge. He's the same officer seen here allegedly choke holding 43-year-old Eric fwarner. Garner later died. The video tape has gone viral. Creating a fire storm of controversy. On the streets of statin island, where garner died, demonstrators blame the police for his death. Something has to be done about the racist precinct. Reporter: At a rally, anger and anguish. An unarmed man was subjected to a choke hold. And the result is he is no longer with us. Reporter: As Sharpton speaks, garner's wife collapses bay his side. At issue, whether he was placed in a choke hold in violation of New York police department policy. But also, did police officers file on to him after they had him pinned to the ground? Another potential violation of NYPD policy that warns against standing or sitting on a suspect. Law enforcement forces say garner had a long arrest record, mostly misdemeanor charges. For selling lucys, individual cigarettes bought out of state. Sometimes they have to employ the use of force. Out of context, necessary force can be seen as excessive. As New York mayor bill de Blasio left for his summer vacation, there are in calls for investigations of the officers. Including pantalio who was waving at the camera. Neither pantalio or the other officer seen there are suspended. They're on desk duty. Prelim autopsy results show garner did not suffer damage to his wind pipe. The video is tough to watch. Another breaking story this
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