Statement by Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner:
“I’m not one bit surprised but I am outraged and disgusted by how the de Blasio administration and the NYPD continue to show that they don’t care about the murder of my son or Black lives. Sgt. Adonis has had charges pending for years. It’s disgraceful that they waited more than 5 years until after Pantaleo was fired to cut her a deal so that all she’s facing is losing some vacation days and they want us to accept these crumbs as if there is some justice.
“By refusing to schedule a disciplinary trial for Adonis, de Blasio and the NYPD are actively participating in an ongoing cover-up because they don’t want the public to know how deep, how wide and how high the wrongdoing in this case went. Their actions are disgraceful but I am not going to back down. I will continue to fight until the Mayor and NYPD bring disciplinary charges and fire Justin D’Amico, Lt. Christopher Bannon, Craig Furlani, and Mark Ramos – and until they release the names of other officers who engaged in misconduct like illegally leaking sealed records. I’m going to continue to fight because letting these officers stay on the force and continue to be paid by taxpayers is an injustice to Eric and it’s dangerous for all New Yorkers.”
By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — A police supervisor has agreed to give up vacation time to settle a disciplinary case stemming from the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner.
The New York Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Sgt. Kizzy Adonis’ case had been resolved, but wouldn’t reveal the outcome.
A police official says Commissioner James O’Neill signed off on a punishment under which Adonis will lose 20 vacation days.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because state law restricts public release of information about officer discipline.
On Monday, the department fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo for using a banned chokehold on Garner.
Adonis arrived at the scene after Garner fell unconscious. She was accused of failing to properly supervise officers.
She and Pantaleo were the only NYPD officers to face disciplinary action for Garner’s death.