Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

After Eric Garner died during a confrontation with New York City police in 2014, one officer involved in the struggle says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime. Officer Justin D'Amico testified Tuesday during the disciplinary trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo is accused of placing Garner in a banned chokehold during the arrest. After he died, D'Amico said he filled out arrest papers that included a felony tax charge that would have required prosecutors to prove he'd sold 10,000 untaxed cigarettes. D'Amico acknowledged it was not the correct charge. D'Amico said Garner had fewer than 100 cigarettes on him when police tried to arrest him.

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How many other people did he, and others, arrest and get convicted of crimes based on false reports in NYC?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-22 09:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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