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Statement from Rev. Sharpton on Daniel Pantaleo’s lawsuit against the NYPD & Police Commissioner to reinstate his employment

Oct 24, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (New York, NY) — “Daniel Pantaleo had a fair administrative trial that concluded with an NYPD Judge recommending he be fired immediately. Pantaleo’s decision to seek his reinstatement is not only disrespectful to the Police Commissioner and NYPD, but also the Garner family. He has shown no contrition or acknowledgment of his violent actions that ultimately killed Eric Garner. If Pantaleo’s case goes to trial, the National Action Network, Black clergy members, and civil rights leaders will pack the courts while wearing neck braces to show solidarity in our fight for justice for the Garner family and victims of police brutality. And if Pantaleo wins this lawsuit, he will continue to pose a threat to all Black and Brown people in New York City.” Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder, National Action Network.