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Officer who helped take down Eric Garner before he said, 'I can't breathe,' to learn whether he keeps his job

New York (CNN)The New York police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the 2014 death of Eric Garner administered "a lethal dose of prohibited force" for no reason, as Garner posed no danger, a lawyer said Monday in a disciplinary hearing. Anticipating officer Daniel Pantaleo's well-publicized defense -- that he never choked Garner and that his technique for subduing him was in line with his training -- attorney Jonathan Fogel said medical evidence will show hemorrhaging and trauma around Garner's throat. That trauma was the result of Pantaleo using an "explicitly, unequivocally" banned chokehold, said Fogel, who is acting as prosecutor for the Civilian Complaint Review Board in the New York Police Department proceedings against P ...