Garner supporters applaud NYPD after Pantaleo firing

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NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill's announcement that Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been fired is being applauded by supporters of Eric Garner.

Supporters say it took too long to receive justice on this case.

Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, and other activists were rallying outside of police headquarters on Monday. They said Pantaleo's firing after five years is the first step to justice.

They also criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration for what they call inaction and cowardice.

Garner's mother added that though Pantaleo may have been fired, her son has been forever lost. 

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