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Website SILive reports that Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who used what has been termed a chokehold on the now deceased 43-year-old Eric Garner in Staten Island last week, had civil rights lawsuits against him since last year over two separate incidents.
In the first, two men, Darren Collins and Tommy Rice — both in their forties and African-American — claim to have been publicly strip-searched by Pantaleo and a cadre of other officers two years ago, after Pantaleo said he saw crack cocaine and heroin on the backseat of their car. In the second, Rylawn Walker charged Pantaleo and another cop with falsely arresting him, then incarcerating him for a period of 24 hours.
The City of New York doled out a $30,000 settlement to the two plaintiffs in the first lawsuit. Walker’s remains open.
With the video of Officer Pantaleo grappling with Garner going viral over the last…
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