The de Blasio administration/NYPD concealed the names of all but two of the officers involved and there were many more seen on video and involved in this misconduct - some of those names were released in NYPD officer Pantaleo's trial, but all must be released along with the role that each played, and disciplinary action taken against them immediately. It took Mayor de Blasio/NYPD 5 years to fire Pantaleo. Shortly after firing Pantaleo, Mayor de Blasio/NYPD decided not to hold a trial for Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, a ranking officer at the scene, and instead made a deal that resulted in Sgt. Adonis be docked 20 vacation days for four counts of failure to supervise. Sgt. Adonis was not charged for failure to provide aid nor for lying to IAB investigators and on official documents. Sgt. Adonis needs to be fired as do Officer Justin Damico, Lt. Bannon, Officer Craig Furlani, Officer Mark Ramos and all other officers that have yet to be named.
In July 2014, Eric Garner broke up a fight in Staten Island. Shortly after, NYPD officers approached and began to harass him -- Within minutes, several NYPD officers killed unarmed Eric Garner, using force, choking him and refusing to intervene while he pleaded for his life, saying "I can't breath" 11 times, at least 3 officers lied on official reports to cover up the incident, and other misconduct surrounding the killing of Eric Garner -- and yet, five years later most of the officers responsible have not been held accountable by the de Blasio administration.
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner at our action in partnership with Communities United for Police Reform.