A Detroit man who threatened the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold has been indicted by a grand jury. Alvaro Eduardo Guzman-Telles, 29, was arrested on Jan. 7th in New Mexico and indicted on Jan. 27th.
Guzman-Telles took to his Facebook account in December 2014 and posted a status that read “Kill all cops on sight. No matter the circumstance.” When someone posted a comment under the status he replied “I’m going to personally kill and behead Daniel Pantaleo. This is a written threat and has to be taken extremely seriously.”
After being investigated by the FBI’s New York City Field Office, local cops visited his home where his mother told them that she told her son to delete his posts.
“He said those things about the police, but he doesn’t mean to do these things,” his mother Norma Telles told the New York Daily News.
Telles says her son has Asperger’s Syndrome, a highly functioning form of autism, which causes him to say things that he doesn’t mean.
Guzman-Telles, who has no criminal record, has three registered guns in his name but his father has control of them and he does not have access to the weapons. He faces five years in prison.