Fired NYPD officer to fight for job

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The attorney for Officer Daniel Pantaleo says he will continue fighting for his job even after he was fired for placing Eric Garner in a chokehold that contributed to his 2014 death.

Attorney Stuart London told reporters Monday that Pantaleo intends to appeal Commissioner James O'Neill's decision to terminate him.

London said Pantaleo had been promised a pension for his 13 years, but that police brass later reneged on those assurances.

The president of the police union also blasted O'Neill's decision. He said the New York Police Department is "rudderless and frozen" and will be less effective in the wake of the decision.

O'Neill cited Pantaleo's use of a banned chokehold in terminating him.

The commissioner insisted it was his own decision and that he was not pressured into it.

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