“Failure to take prompt disciplinary action has allowed Pantaleo to spend the past five years living off the taxpayers’ dime; meanwhile, his employment has been an affront to Eric Garner’s family and black and brown communities,” said Councilman I. Daneek Miller. “While today’s firing is the lowest threshold of justice, Commissioner O’Neill’s decision will allow for confidence to be restored, and for the NYPD to continue to improve relationships with the communities they serve.”

Queens County Politics: Pantaleo Terminated from NYPD, Queens Pols Say It’s About Time