NYPD judge says officer accused of killing Eric Garner should be fired

New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo should be terminated following his controversial involvement in the death of Eric Garner, a departmental administrative judge officially recommended Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision.

The much-awaited recommendation by NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldonado is the latest internal step in a process that will resolve Pantaleo’s future with the NYPD.

Officials with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the city agency charged with police oversight, and Pantaleo’s attorney have about two weeks to draft responses. Police Commissioner James O’Neill has the final say, and he hasn’t hinted at what he may do.


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