‘I can’t breathe’ US cop fired | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:46 AM, August 21, 2019

‘I can’t breathe’ US cop fired

A US police offer was sacked Monday for putting a black man in a banned chokehold just before he died five years ago in a case that fueled “Black Lives Matter” protests. Daniel Pantaleo was fired with immediate effect over the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner during an arrest in July 2014. Garner’s last words -- “I can’t breathe,” which he repeated 11 times to Pantaleo -- became a rallying cry for the demonstrators.

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