NYPD Cop Involved In Eric Garner Death: Daniel Pantaleo Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Daniel Pantaleo Bio

Daniel Pantaleo Bio

Daniel Pantaleo was a New York City Police Department officer who was, at the time of Garner’s death, age 29 and living in Eltingville, Staten Island. He joined the NYPD in 2006 after graduating from Monsignor Farrell High School with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Staten Island. Pantaleo was the subject of two civil rights lawsuits in 2013 where plaintiffs accused him of falsely arresting them and abusing them. In one of the cases, he and other officers allegedly ordered two black men to strip naked on the street for a search and the charges against the men were dismissed.

Daniel Panteleo Age

Daniel is 35 years old.

Daniel Pantaleo Wife

There are no details about Daniel personal life, it’s unclear if he is married or not.

Eric Garner Death

Eric Garner was a 43-year-old man who died on July 2014 of a heart attack after NYPD cops put him in a chokehold and knocked him to the ground. Daniel Pantaleo was blamed for the chokehold.

The arresting police claimed that they handcuffed Garner in Tompkinsville at about 5 p.m. because he was selling untaxed cigarettes. This was however disputed by witnesses who told the New York Post that Garner was not peddling smokes and had tried to break up a fight between two people who ran off before cops arrived.

“They ran upon him and got rough right away. He wasn’t fighting back. When he was on the ground, they kept holding him by the neck,” the witness said.

The mayor released a statement saying; “I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Garner, who died yesterday afternoon while being placed in police custody. The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is working closely with the Office of the Richmond County District Attorney, which is leading this investigation.”

Eric Garner Cause of Death

The medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide. (According to the medical examiner’s definition, a homicide is a death caused by the intentional actions of another person or persons; the use of the term does not necessarily mean that a crime was committed.) Specifically, an autopsy indicated that Garner’s death resulted from “[compression] of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police”. Asthma, heart disease, and obesity were cited as contributing factors.

In 2015, the city reached a $5.9 million settlement with the Garner family, the largest ever for a wrongful-death case against an NYPD officer.

Daniel Pantaleo Fired

According to Global Grind Pantaleo was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty but was not fired. In July 2015 his lawyer said Pantaleo had the desire to keep working as a New York City cop.

“The unbelievable part is this has not soured him one bit on doing law enforcement. It hasn’t diminished his desire to help the citizens of this city.”

Daniel Pantaleo Not Charged

On July 16, 2019 the Department of Justice said they won’t bring criminal civil rights charges against Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. The Department of Justice launched a probe into Garner’s death immediately after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo in December 2014. The announcement of the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire in the case that produced the words “I can’t breathe”.

Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for eastern New York said; “The evidence here does not support Officer Daniel Pantaleo or any other officer with a federal civil rights violation. Even if we could prove that Officer Pantaleo’s hold of Mr. Garner constituted unreasonable force, we would still have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Pantaleo acted willfully in violation of the law.”

Harner’s family was raged over the Department of Justice’s decision. During a press conference, Garner’s mother said; “We’re here with heavy hearts because the DOJ has failed us. Five years ago, my son said, ‘I can’t breathe’ 11 times. Today we can’t breathe.”

Al Sharpton, the Reverand who accompanied the family and their attorneys said the feds never gave them a reason why they’ve chosen to not prosecute Pantaleo.

“They gave no legal reason, just their sympathy. This is like to slap the family in the face.”

Daniel Pantaleo Had Been Previous Sued

Pantaleo had previously been sued twice within 2012 and 2013 for alleged civil rights violations by three men of color.

In the first suit two men,45-year-old Darren Collins and 42-year-old Tommy Rice, claimed that Pantaleo and other officers pulled their car over at 10 a.m. on Jersey Street on Staten Island and strip-searched them in the broad daylight. The lawsuit alleged that “Pantaleo and/or Conca pulled down the plaintiffs’ pants and underwear, and touched and searched their genital areas, or stood by while this was done in their presence.”

The two men were arrested and taken to the police station where a second strip search was conducted. They were criminally charged and according to their lawyer, Pantaleo had falsely claimed that he saw crack and heroin in plain view, on the vehicle’s back seat, allowing the officers to arrest everyone in the car.

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After the lawsuit, Darren and Tommy were added $15,000 from the city for compensation.

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In the second suit, he was accused of arresting Rylawn Walker on Feb. 16, 2012, without cause and keeping him locked up for 24 hours. Walker claimed that Pantaleo made up misconduct in order to justify the arrest.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill has fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo  
  • O’Neill had been deliberating whether to accept NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldonado’s recommendation that Pantaleo be fired
  • During a Monday afternoon press conference, O’Neill said it was clear that Pantaleo ‘can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer’ 
  • Pantaleo previously denied putting Garner in a chokehold even though he was seen on video wrapping his arm around the man’s neck
  • The city’s medical examiner ruled Garner died as a result of an asthma attack caused by Pantaleo’s chokehold, a maneuver banned by the NYPD in 1993
  • Pantaleo’s lawyers said they plan to sue in a bid to get him reinstated to the force 
  • Following O’Neill’s announcement, Garner’s daughter thanked him for decision  
  • ‘You made a decision that should’ve been made five years ago,’ Emerald Snipes-Garner said while wearing shirt with ‘murderer’ written across photo of Pantaleo
  • She said they ‘will be going after the other officers involved’ in the incident 
  • ‘I should not be here standing with my brother, fatherless,’ Snipes-Garner added