"I Can't Breathe" became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement after a police officer's chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner in July 2014. This week the NYPD fired the officer responsible for Garner's death. Peter Burka Friday, Aug 23 • 12 p.m. (ET) Police Accountability, Five Years After Eric Garner’s Death Listen This week the NYPD fired the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The move came five years after Garner’s death. What the case says about the state of police accountability.