Demonstration following the death of Eric Garner.

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NYPD Speeding Up Disciplinary Process For Cops In Garner Case

July 19, 2018 - 11:21 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD announced Thursday that they will begin the disciplinary process immediately for the officers involved in Eric Garner's chokehold death.

Earlier in the week, the department said they would give the justice department until September to decide whether they would file charges against Officer Daniel Panteleo and Sergeant Kizzy Adonis.

Tuesday marked 4 years since Garner's death. His dying gasp 'I can't breathe' will not soon be forgotten, but a grand jury didn't indict Panteleo in the alleged chokehold death, and the justice department has never come to a conclusion.

Garner's mother is demanding action.

"Please move forward on this and fire those officers, all of them, not just Panteleo. We want them all fired," she said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio told NY1, it's time to put this behind us.

PBA President Pat Lynch called the DOJ investigation a 'fishing expedition.' In a statement, Lynch said the PBA is confident Panteleo will be vindicated.

Officials say they've decided to change the timeline because there's been no objection to doing so from the DOJ.