Adonis, a 14-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, is being charged with failure to supervise; that's a departmental charge, not a criminal charge.
This is the first departmental charge of wrongdoing since Garner's death in 2014.
Ed Mullins, president of the police union Adonis belongs to, had this to say: "(It) can only be described as political pandering to the anti-police rhetoric that's out there." (Video via WABC)
NYPD can file charges up to 18 months after an incident, so we could see more charges before the Jan. 17 deadline.
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