NYPD Cop Texts “No Big Deal” When Told About Eric Garner’s Death
If you were already mad as hell about the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the bacon-scented NYPD, then this story is going to send you through the roof.
According to the NYDailyNews, an NYPD supervisor, Lt. Christopher Bannon, sent a cold-hearted text one of the officers on the scene who was describing what happened to Garner. Bannon was called as a defense witness during the Officer Daniel Pantaleo
“Danny and Justin went to collar Eric Garner and he resisted,” Saminath wrote. “When they took him down Eric went into cardiac arrest. He’s unconscious. Might be DOA.”
“For the smokes?” Bannon asked.
“Yeah,” Saminath fired back. “They observed him selling…Danny tried to grab him, they both went down. They called the [ambulance] ASAP. He’s most likely DOA. He has no pulse.”
Bannon then sent his “No big deal” text, but claimed on the stand during that he had written it to comfort Pantaleo.
The comment is said to have elicited an audible gasp from the audience that was so loud that the judge had to admonish them.
Rest in peace, Eric Garner. You deserved better than this.