Justice Department Set To Charge Cop In The Death Of Eric Garner

Washington-based federal prosecutors plan to aggressively pursue charges against NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, a law enforcement source told The Post on Tuesday. “It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said of an indictment. “Washington wants to indict him.” Federal investigators in Brooklyn were replaced by DC counterparts because of their reluctance to bring charges, the... Read More

Congressional Staffers Walk Out, Protesting Garner, Brown Decisions

The protests over the lack of indictments in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have expanded to Congress. Congressional staffers walked out of their jobs Thursday afternoon in a symbol of solidarity with protests taking place in the streets, on the basketball court and on football fields across the country. The walk out was led by Senate chaplain Barry Black. Staffers stood on the steps of the Capitol holding their hands up. Meanwhile inside... Read More

Eric Garner Case: NYPD Officer Not Indicted in Choke Hold Death

  Garner’s family has already indicated that they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD for $75 million. The grand jury was made up of 23 residents of Staten Island and led by a foreperson. A decision required a majority of the jury — meaning at least 12 people. Pantaleo, 29, and his police partner, Justin D’Amico, testified in front of the jury. D’Amico appeared only after being granted immunity from... Read More

Ransey Orta Man Involved Of Taping Eric Garner’s Death Indict In Grand Jury

  On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to return an indictment for the police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death. A different Staten Island grand jury was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, however, the man who filmed the entire incident. In August, less than a month after filming the fatal July 17 encounter in which Daniel Pantaleo and other NYPD police officers confronted... Read More

Staten Island Man Eric Garner’s Death Ruled As Homicide

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The death of Eric Garner, the Port Richmond man who died in police custody after an NYPD officer placed him in a banned chokehold on July 17, was caused by the compression of his neck and chest, and has been ruled a homicide, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined. OCME spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died from “compression of neck (choke hold), compression... Read More