Death of Eric Garner

He faced backlash from the city’s largest police union over his decision to fire the officer who killed Eric Garner.
Gwen Carr testified Thursday as part of a hearing on police practices and their effects on communities around the country.
Daniel Pantaleo's use of a fatal chokehold on Garner in 2014 sparked a nationwide outcry.
Officer Daniel Pantaleo was seen on camera in 2014 putting the father in a fatal and illegal chokehold.
Daniel Pantaleo has remained on paid desk duty in the five years since Garner’s death, which has caused activists and Garner’s family to sharply criticize de Blasio.
“The NYPD failed us. Mayor de Blasio failed us. And now the DOJ has failed us,” Gwen Carr wrote in a New York Daily News op-ed.
Daniel Pantaleo will not face federal civil rights charges in a death that prompted a national outcry.
A lieutenant apparently tried to reassure officers after the 2014 chokehold death of Garner. “We were effecting a lawful arrest.”
The White House doesn’t consider police brutality a national issue, despite the shooting of Stephon Clark and absence of charges against both Alton Sterling and Eric Garner.