A Staten Island grand jury has decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was captured on camera placing Eric Garner in a chokehold on July 9, resulting in his death. Garner was being questioned for selling loose cigarettes near the Staten Island Ferry stop.
Garner’s killing had been ruled a homicide, but today’s decision means he won’t face criminal charges for his death. Pantaleo had been stripped of his gun and placed on desk duty. Despite today’s decision by the grand jury, Pantaleo may face further discipline.