Female Cop Who Never Touched Eric Garner Is The First Officer To Face Departmental Charges In His Death
A sergeant has been stripped of her gun and badge and charged internally in the July 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the first official accusation of wrongdoing in the case that helped spark a national movement on the role of race in policing.
Sgt. Kizzy Adonis was one of the supervising officers at the scene of Garner's death on Staten Island during an arrest on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
She was not part of the team out investigating that day, but heard the radio call and was nearby and responded to the scene.
Officials said Friday she was charged with failure to supervise, an internal disciplinary sanction.