NYPD Chokehold Death

Badge and Gun Taken from NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

Gawker also reports that the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, has been sued for racially motivated arrests before

NYPD Chokehold Death

(left) ​Rev. Herbert Daughtry helping Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, and her daughter Emerald Garner during a rally at the National Actio

John Minchillo/AP

The NYPD officer involved in the arrest of Eric Garner, the asthmatic 43-year-old father of six who died after being placed in a chokehold, has been stripped of his gun and badge.

The Associated Press reports that Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD officer, has been placed on desk duty after being stripped of his gun and badge. Another officer named Justin Damico, reports the Daily News, was also taken off the street and placed on desk duty, but will retain his gun and badge. He has been with the NYPD for four years.

Federal court records show that in the last two years, three Staten Island men have sued Pantaleo over what they argued were racially motivated arrests.

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