Statement on the Firing of Officer Pantaleo

“Our client Eric Garner was choked to death on camera, in broad daylight, surrounded by police officers. It is outrageous that Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD took five years to fire Officer Pantaleo and that the other involved officers remain a part of the NYPD today. To this day, our client Ramsey Orta, remains behind bars in retaliation for his brave documentation of Officer Pantaleo’s murder of Eric Garner. Our union’s 1,500 attorneys and legal support staff unfortunately know first-hand that justice is not dispensed equally in our city. We will continue to stand in solidarity with our clients and communities, fighting for their rights in court and to hold all members of law enforcement accountable for their actions.”