A Brooklyn dad who says cops put him into a chokehold has settled his lawsuit against the city for $75,000, the Daily News has learned.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Kevin Dennis-Palmer said he gasped in the Feb. 9, 2013 incident — more than a year before Staten Island dad Eric Garner died with those same last words after being put in a chokehold.
“It makes you realize how truly blessed you are to get out of that situation,” Dennis-Palmer said of Garner,whose death last July touched off waves of demonstrations across the city.
The NYPD banned chokeholds in 1993.
Dennis-Palmer, 28, said Sgt. Burt Antoine and Officer Ryan Monteleone pulled up in their police cruiser, lights flashing, as he was attempting to parallel-park near his Brownsville home, after working his job as a first responder for National Grid.