NYPD Supervisor To Lose 20 Vacation Days Over Eric Garner Death

Associated Press
August 21, 2019 - 3:20 pm
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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 NYPD 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.

The Rev. Al Sharpton called the action "too little too late."

“In fact, the loss of vacation days is akin to no penalty at all," Sharpton stated. "If the penalty for not doing your job is that you can keep doing your job, it is an injustice to the family of Eric Garner and the residents of New York City. We want all of the officers involved in Eric’s case to be brought to justice.”
 
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.

WCBS880.com contributed to this report.