Donations are pouring in for former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo

He was fired and lost his pension yesterday.

American Viewpoints
August 20, 2019 - 3:12 pm
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(KFTK) — As of yesterday, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo following his involvement in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.

His firing was effective immediately, and Pantaleo's pension is gone. However, donations are pouring in for the former officer via GoFundMe.

Related: NYPD Fires Officer Accused of Fatally Choking Eric Garner

As of Tuesday, Aug. 20, more than $77,000 has been raised to support Pantaleo and his family. The page has been active since Aug. 2.

The fundraiser description reads, "Support NYC Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo and his family. Mayor de Blasio's anti-police rhetoric contributed toward the decision to fire him. Let's help an officer in need who was only doing his job! It's the least we can do for a brother in blue with a newborn and bills to pay!"

Organizer of the fundraiser, R Trois, posted an update yesterday following the announcement of Pantaleo's firing.

"It’s a shame Mayor Dibozo and his puppets made the decision they did today. I am very happy to see the rally and support behind Officer Pantaleo. For those of you still on patrol, times have changed drastically so please watch each other’s back and stay safe."

Click here to show your support.

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