NEW YORK—Following the U.S. Justice Department’s decision not to bring federal charges against him, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo reportedly vowed Wednesday to get revenge on Eric Garner for trying to frame him for murder. “That son of a bitch tried to ruin my reputation and get me thrown in prison for nothing, but now we all know the truth that he set me up, and by God, he’s going to pay,” said Pantaleo, who explained that the first step in his revenge plot was to pick up Garner’s trail at the Staten Island sidewalk where the man first lured him into his trap by convincing him to wrap his hands around his neck, all the while trying to get onlookers to believe that the officer was committing a crime by repeatedly claiming he couldn’t breathe. “You thought you could pull a fast one on me, eh, Garner? I should’ve known the moment he was in my headlock that he was already conniving to make it look like it was my fault. I bet you thought you could just frame an innocent man for murder and waltz away. I’m just grateful that the federal prosecutors could see through your dastardly scheme. You aim for me, you best not miss.” Pantaleo added that although he wanted to be the one who ultimately exacted vengeance on the despicable con man, he was reassured knowing that the entire NYPD would back him up and make sure justice was served.
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