July 16, 2019 admin

By: Sydney Kashiwagi, Staten Island Advance

NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department will not file civil rights charges against Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with the death of Eric Garner.

Federal prosecutors had until Wednesday — the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death — to make a decision before the statute of limitations expires.

In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

The announcement comes after the Garner family and the Rev. Al Sharpton reportedly met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.

Full story: https://www.policeone.com/use-of-force/articles/484421006-DOJ-wont-charge-LEO-in-Eric-Garner-death/

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