Daniel Pantaleo Officer Who Choke Hold Eric Garner Has A History Of Abusing Black Men
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Eric Garner Has A History Of Abusing Black Men
Garner’s death was captured on video as Pantaleo used an illegal chokehold to subdue the man.
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the media about Garner’s frequent arrests for selling loose cigarettes, but nothing about Pantaleo’s multiple charges of abusing black men during arrests.
NYPD officials have confirmed that Pantaleo’s received at least 3 lawsuits regarding his abusive behavior.
In February of 2012, Pantaleo initiated a traffic stop on Darren Collins and Tommy Rice.
The two men were accused by Pantaleo of passing drugs and he ordered them out of the vehicle.
During the search of the two men,Pantaleo pulled Rice’s pants and underwear down and slapped his genitals.
No drugs were found on the men and they sued Pantaleo.
The city settled out of court with the men for $15,000 a piece.
Also in 2012, Pantaleo was sued by Rylawn Walker who he arrested and charged him with marijuana related offenses.
However, Walker stated that he was “committing no crime at that time and was not acting in a suspicious manner.
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The court records were sealed and Walker’s lawsuit is still pending.
The most recent incident involving Pantaleo occurred in November of 2012 when Pantaleo arrested Kenneth Collins.
Like in his previous arrests of suspects, Pantaleo accused Collins of possessing marijuana and stripped searched him.
Collins stated that Pantaleo touched his genitals and degraded him during the process.
No drugs were found and all charges were dismissed against Collins.
The records regarding the incident were sealed by court order and the city has not responded to the lawsuit that was filed by Collins lawyers.