Daniel Pantaleo is [the] New York City Police Department officer whoat age 29 and living in Eltingville, Staten Island. His father was a .... firefighter, and his uncle was an NYPD officer. He graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School and received a bachelor's degree from the College of Staten Island. He joined the NYPD in 2006.
Pantaleo was the subject of two civil rights lawsuits in 2013 where plaintiffs accused him of falsely arresting them and abusing them. In one of the cases, he and other officers allegedly ordered two black men to strip naked on the street for a search and the charges against the men were dismissed.
On July 17 2014, Daniel Pantaleo choked another black man, Eric Garner to death.
[When Officer Pantaelo killed Garner, Pantaleo's] base pay was $76,488 — as it was in fiscal year 2014, when he made a total of $99,915 with overtime while working as a plainclothes anti-crime cop.
In fiscal year 2016, which ended in July, his base pay was bumped up to $78,026 — and he somehow made a total of $119,996 while riding a desk. Over $23,000 of that was in overtime, while another $12,853 came from “unspecified pay,” which Politico New York reported could include bonuses or retroactive pay.