Statement from Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris on Firing of Daniel Pantaleo

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris issued the following statement after Daniel Pantaleo was fired.

“New York finally has some justice with the decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo. It was the right and responsible choice after the killing of Eric Garner. It is my hope New York does not experience another similar tragedy due to reckless abuse of power.”

Senator Gianaris has previously called upon the NYPD to fire Daniel Pantaleo: here and here.