Statement From Legal Aid On Third Anniversary Of Eric Garner’s Death
MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society, issued the following statement today on the third anniversary of Eric Garner’s death from a police chokehold on Staten Island in 2014.

“It’s tragic that three years later, many of the questions surrounding Eric Garner’s death remain unanswered. While Eric’s family and community still reel from his loss, Officer Pantaleo continues to earn a paycheck and instances of police brutality fail to receive proper oversight and accountability. As we honor Eric’s memory today, let’s also reaffirm our commitment towards ending these injustices that divide our city and plague black and brown neighborhoods.”