NEW YORK (CNN) – The officer involved in Eric Garner’s death is off the force.
The New York Police Department announced today Daniel Pantaelo was fired.
Pantaleo was caught on video putting garner in a chokehold in 2014.
Garner repeatedly said “I can’t breathe” and died a short time later.
His final words turned into a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Pantaleo was found guilty in a disciplinary trial earlier this month of using a banned chokehold, and a judge recommended he be fired.
A New York Grand Jury decided not to indict Pantaleo in 2014.
And last month, the Justice Department declined to bring federal Civil Rights charges.
(This story was originally published on August 19, 2019)