Senator James Sanders Jr. Calls for Police Officer in Eric Garner Case to be Fired

James Sanders Jr.

August 02, 2019

Eric Garner's death was caused by a police chokehold which was used while he was being arrested in July 2014 for selling loose cigarettes.

State Senator James Sanders Jr. said: “It has been five years since the chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it is never too late for justice. I stand with the Garner family and other people of good will in supporting an NYPD judge’s decision to fire Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo. His misconduct in using chokehold force on a man who repeatedly told him he couldn’t breathe is disgraceful. The least we can do is make sure he never wears a police badge again. This is not the type of man who should be representing the NYPD.”