Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who was seen on video engaging the Staten Island, N.Y., dad, told investigators that he never used the prohibited move.
Eric Garner being arrested in July
The police officer who was seen in video taking down Staten Island, N.Y., dad Eric Garner in what appeared to be a choke hold has told internal-affairs investigators that he never used the prohibited move, his lawyer told CNN.
“He indicated he never used a choke hold,” attorney Stuart London said. “He used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.”
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