Cop in Eric Garner killing headed for departmental trial in May

December 06, 2018 - 11:34 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A date has been set for the departmental trial of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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It will begin on May 13.

Pantaleo was not charged criminally in the death of Eric Garner, although the medical examiner did say a chokehold contributed to his cause of death.

Garner was thrown to the ground after a confrontation with police over 4 years ago. His death was caught on camera and his gasps of 'I can't breathe' became a rallying cry for protests.

Garner's family has spoken out often about the time it's taken to get Pantaleo a trial, and why only one other officer faces charges.

"He was the one who put my son in the illegal chokehold, a chokehold that has been banned, and he is going home with a six-figure salary, "Garner's mother. Gwenn Carr said. "We are calling for justice, we are outraged, and we are not going to take this anymore."

ABC7 reports, Pantaleo has continued to draw his $110,000 a year salary.

The department's civil rights division completed its review of the case, but the results have not been signed off.

The administrative trial could end Pantaleo's career with the NYPD.