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NYPD Cop In Eric Garner Death Daniel Pantaleo To Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations

NYPD Cop In Eric Garner Death Daniel Pantaleo To Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations

Washington-based federal prosecutors are planning to charge NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo with civil rights violations in the 2014 death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, a law enforcement source told The Post on Tuesday.

“It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said. “Washington wants to indict [Pantaleo],” who was accused of putting Garner in a fatal chokehold banned by the police department.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch approved the plan after federal investigators in Brooklyn were replaced by their D.C. counterparts because they didn’t want to bring charges in the case, the source said.

Local federal investigators who worked on the case are privately seething. They accused their Beltway colleagues of only trying to “make an example out of Pantaleo” at any cost, said one source familiar with the case.

 More than two years after a New York City police detective was caught on video choking a man to death, the United States Department of Justice said it plans to charge the cop.

At least according to the New York Post, which is quoting an anonymous source within law enforcement.

Washington-based federal prosecutors are planning to charge NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo with civil rights violations in the 2014 death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, a law enforcement source told The Post on Tuesday.

“It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said. “Washington wants to indict [Pantaleo],” who was accused of putting Garner in a fatal chokehold banned by the police department.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch approved the plan after federal investigators in Brooklyn were replaced by their D.C. counterparts because they didn’t want to bring charges in the case, the source said.

Local federal investigators who worked on the case are privately seething. They accused their Beltway colleagues of only trying to “make an example out of Pantaleo” at any cost, said one source familiar with the case.

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, was furious, blasting the USDOJ for going on a “fishing expedition” after Panateo was cleared by an internal investigation as well as a grand jury.

“Now, it appears that they are taking a third bite at the apple in an effort to reach a predetermined outcome,” Lynch said in a statement.

The news to indict New York City police detective Daniel Pantaleo has been even been reported by the New York Daily News, the newspaper that first posted the video showing Eric Garner’s final moments of life as he gasped, “I can’t breathe” as the detective had him in an illegal chokehold.

 

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