A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel ruled Wednesday. A lower court judge declined in March to release the testimony, citing longstanding principles of grand jury secrecy.
Earlier this week, Garner’s family reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City over the death.
Major rallies were held Friday to mark the one year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death.
“Don’t congratulate us. This is not a victory,” Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said. “The victory will come when we get justice.”
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday announced the settlement of $5.9 million with the family of Eric Garner.
New York’s governor has issued an executive order that puts the office of the state attorney general in charge of investigating killings by police.
The governor hopes that the national conversation about police abuse will take a new turn and that other jurisdictions will follow his model.
An appeals court is revisiting the issue of whether the grand jury record in the Eric Garner chokehold death case should stay sealed.
Mothers and other relatives of a dozen New Yorkers killed by police have brought cardboard coffins to the New York state Capitol Monday, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor for future cases.
Garner’s widow asked why there seems to be justice in Baltimore, but not in New York City.
The relatives of eight people killed by police said Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to order a special prosecutor to investigate such deaths — if his legislative proposal fails to establish a special monitor to review similar cases.
The Baruch College professor accused of inciting a riot during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge will be arraigned in Supreme Court Tuesday.
A violent showdown erupted late Monday afternoon in Baltimore, following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody.
The family of Eric Garner joined a U.S. congressman Monday in advocating for a federal legislative proposal against the use of chokeholds by police.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says there’s “much less tension” between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.