In a newly developed NYPD report, Sgt. Dhanan Saminath tells all, but fails to mention the chokehold that ultimately led to the death of asthmatic father, Eric Garner.
In the preliminary report obtained by the New York Daily News, Saminath said the 43-year-old (allegedly peddling cigs) was in cuffs while cops were “maintaining control of him,” adding that he “did not appear to be in great distress.”
And on the other hand, Sgt. Kizzy Adonis further downplayed the heinous act by telling investigators that “the perpetrator’s condition did not seem serious and that he did not appear to get worse.”
Really? So what did Adonis mean when she said she “heard the perpetrator state that he was having difficulty breathing” in the same report?
Videos of the incident show Garner telling authority he can’t breathe, and then show him on the ground for several minutes, seemingly unconscious and unresponsive to police commands. Staten Island eyewitnesses recorded at least six officers tackling him and placing his 400-pound frame in a chokehold, before going into cardiac arrest and dying.
Police brutality at its finest.
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