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New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in the Staten Island in May. New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island in May. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

After an administrative judge on Friday morning recommended the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City Police Department officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, New York Attorney General Letitia James and other attorneys urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill to accept that judgment.

But de Blasio, during a press conference held Friday, declined to say whether a final decision had been made to fire Pantaleo from the NYPD. He said that decision, under state law, will rest with O’Neill.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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