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Rep. Clarke Statement on Eric Garner’s Killer’s Lenient Suspension

Brooklyn, NY — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement in response to Officer Pantaleo’s being suspended from his position at the New York Police Department, five years after placing Eric Garden in a choke hold that killed him: 

“Suspension is not enough. Eric Garner’s murderer should be terminated from his position in the NYPD and charged. He choked Eric Garner TO DEATH. We cannot trust Officer Pantaleo to protect the community he took an oath to serve. He must be charged with wrongful murder for the death of Eric Garner”