New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house May 13, 2019, in Staten Island, N.Y., as his long-delayed disciplinary trial in the death of Eric Garner is set to begin.
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An NYPD trainer testified Tuesday that the maneuver used by police officer Daniel Pantaleo to force an unarmed black man to the ground was the “definition of a choke hold.”

The testimony came during the departmental trial of Pantaleo regarding his role in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, according to the New York Daily News.