Black NYPD Supervising Officer Faces Discipline In Eric Garner’s Death
Looks like there will finally be a law enforcement official held accountable for Eric Garner’s death, but we’re not exactly sure that we’re satisfied.
Read a portion of a USAToday report to see what we mean…
A New York City police sergeant has been stripped of her gun and badge in connection with the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black Staten Island man who died after police to administered a controversial choke hold.
The case was one in a string that drew nationwide protests and called attention to the issue of alleged police misconduct. The refrain “I can’t breathe,” said by the asthmatic Garner to police at least 11 times as police held him to the ground and before he died, became a rallying cry for protesters who claim a pattern of misconduct by law enforcement against black men.
Sgt. Kizzy Adonis has been subject to disciplinary charges, according to the NYPD. Officials said Friday that Adonis, who is black, was charged with failure to supervise, an internal charge.
In an internal NYPD report referenced widely in the media, Adonis is quoted as saying, “the perpetrator’s condition did not seem serious and … he did not appear to get worse.”
Adonis was a supervising officer on the scene when police approached Garner on a Staten Island street under suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes.
So, a white cop, Daniel Pantaleo, who actually performed the fatal choke wasn’t indicted by a Grand Jury, but a black supervising officer who failed to intervene to get Garner medical attention loses her gun and badge???
How does that make ANY sense???
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