Joseph Rodriguez - Joseph Rodriguez Professor Brown SOC 218 March 9 2015 Community Issues Research Project Eric Garner On police officers are patrolling

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Joseph Rodriguez Professor Brown SOC 218 March 9, 2015 Community Issues Research Project Eric Garner On July 17, 2014 police officers are patrolling the area of Tompkinsville, Staten Island. While patrolling police officers approach a forty three year old man by the name of Eric Garner. Garner is approached and accused of selling loose cigarette’s also known as loosies which is illegal. While arguing with police in a nonviolent manner Eric Garner refuses to be arrested. While arguing with police, twenty nine year old police officer Daniel Pantaleo jumps from behind Eric Garner and puts him in a chokehold. A move which is not allowed according to police rules. While the chokehold is being done Eric Garner is pinned to the ground by at least four police officers which proceed to put hand cuffs on Garner while the chokehold is still being used. At this time is when Eric Garner has one hand out yelling I can’t breathe a few seconds later Eric Garner is unconscious and later dies. Paramedics arrive to the scene where they find Eric Garner unconscious and they do not appear to perform CPR on Eric Garner according to a video captured by a bystander on the scene where Eric Garner was approached. Eric Garner is taken to a nearby hospital where he is pronounced dead. On July 18, 2014 a day after Eric Garner has died, Mayor Bill de Blasio says he was “very troubled” by the video showing how the incident played out. Police officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed the chokehold on Eric Garner along with another police officer who was involved were taken off patrol duty and placed on desk duty while continuing to get paid. Pantaleo was
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sued in federal court over the last two years by three men who accused Pantaleo over unlawful and racially motivated arrests. Monday July 21, 2014 the four paramedics who responded to the scene where Eric Garner was unconscious were suspended without pay. They were not city employees but worked for Richmond University Medical Center. On July 22 New York Police Department commissioner gave orders that all of NYPD officers will be retrained in the wake of Eric Garner’s death. On August 1 st 2014 medical examiners rule the death of Eric Garner a homicide saying that Mr. Garner died off the
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