Police officer in chokehold case fired

Daniel Pantaleo is appealing a decision by New York City’s police commissioner to fire him five years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner. ABC News’ Trevor Ault has the details.
2:31 | 08/20/19

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We have new information about the firing of a new York city police officer five years after he held Eric garner in a choke hold the governor families vowing to push for more changes. While we learn how this controversial decision about the officers future was mate. This morning the officer fired for the choking death of Eric garner is filing an appeal to get his job back. It's clear that Daniel pan taleo can no longer effectively service in new York city police officer Daniel. And to lay ill fired five years after garnered died on a New York street. ABC news has learned the police commissioner's decision surprised even the top members of his staff. Some of them even learned about the decision on TV it comes after an administrative judge recommended ten taleo be terminated despite the officers denial that he used the band's show cold. Judge found potentially o.s actions were reckless during garnered arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. The move triggered a fatal asthma attack. Yeah. Today's a day of reckoning but can also be a day Rick conciliation. Having a cop a long time. If I was still a cop. I'd probably be mad at me. And what an outraged police union accuses the commissioner of giving in to anti police extremists the leadership. Has abandoned ship. And left our police offices. On this street. Allow New York mayor and presidential candidate bill the Bellagio. We're finally seeing justice done. The decision a New York comes as California's governor signs a new law in the wake of the 2018 police shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento the new law will require police use deadly force only when necessary rather than when it's reasonable that means officers could face criminal charges if an investigation finds that other less lethal police methods could have been used. One thing to sign a piece of paper. Pass legislation. Another to change hearts and minds to change culture. Meanwhile back in New York the family of Eric garner says the firing of officer Penn taleo is not enough they want a law making police choke holds illegal. Until and you may have lost a job. A sudden right now you'll couldn't get another job maybe Burger King. Officer painfully as firing means he won't get as full pension hill only received the money he personally contributed to.

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