Piotti’s lawyer said his client had psychiatric problems and he’d pursue an insanity defense.
A grand jury has decided it will not indict a police officer who fired a fatal shot at a man during a domestic violence case in Rockland County in February.
State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett said the parties who brought the suit didn’t make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes.
A special grand jury convened to investigate the shooting of an unarmed cab driver by an off-duty Nassau County police officer expired with no charges brought.
Calls for more transparency have sounded in Congress, statehouses and editorial pages, mixed with notes of caution about forswearing secrecy that can safeguard witnesses and the accused.
Following the Eric Garner case, there has been a call for the release of secret grand jury minutes.
In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.
Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
A man has been arrested and charged with attacking two NYPD officers during the protests over the Eric Garner grand jury decision last week.
Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision turned out Monday evening at the Barclays Center, as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, attended the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Reaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.
The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.
A grand jury met on 25 separate days over three months before deciding not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri.
A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an Eric Garner on Staten Island — in a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case.
A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral.