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The New York police officer who delivered the chokehold that killed Eric Garner in 2014 is taking home more money since the controversial killing.

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The New York Daily News reports Daniel Pantaleo has seen a sizable increase in his pay despite being assigned to desk duty since Garner was killed outside a Staten Island store. While Pantaleo was not charged in the case, he was placed on modified duty after Garner’s death, and has earned a reported $20,000 more since the incident.


Pantaleo earned $119,996 in fiscal year 2016. He also got a raise in 2015. That year, he made $105,061 with overtime. In 2014, he made $99,915 due to overtime and undercover assignments.

Garner’s daughter, Erica, has been a vocal critic of the city and its mayor, Bill de Blasio, over the handling of her father’s case and failures to release records surrounding the death.

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Garner was killed during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. His death was caught on camera by a bystander. In the video, he’s heard telling police nearly a dozen times that he could not breathe before losing consciousness. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide. Chokeholds have been prohibited by the New York Police Department since 1993.

(H/T: The Grio)

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