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Eric Garner cop Daniel Pantaleo to sue NYPD to get his job back: lawyer

August 19, 2019 - 4:58 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It isn't quite over yet.

Following NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill's announcement on Monday that Daniel Pantaleo, the officer implicated in Eric Garner's 2014 death, has been fired, the disgraced ex-cop's lawyers said his client plans to sue to get his job back. 

Pantaleo will file court papers to appeal O'Neill's decision, lawyer Stuart London said. 

London said that Pantaleo will file an Article 78 in court to appeal the decision.

"Obviously he is disappointed, upset, but has a lot of strength and wants to go forward as strenuously as we can," London told reporters at a press conference following the decision. "We're looking for him to get his job back."