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Police on the scene of a murder in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Indicts Ho-Ho-Kus Man In Mother’s Death

Piotti’s lawyer said his client had psychiatric problems and he’d pursue an insanity defense.

06/30/2015

FILE -- Clarkstown police Chief Michael Sullivan (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Clarkstown Officer Who Fatally Shot Man During Domestic Violence Incident

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.

04/09/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Judge Won’t Release Grand Jury Testimony From Eric Garner Chokehold Case

State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett said the parties who brought the suit didn’t make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes.

03/19/2015

FILE -- Thomas Moroughan at court in Central Islip in 2011. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

No Grand Jury Charges In 2011 Shooting Of Cabbie By Off-Duty Nassau County Police Officer

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.

02/13/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Eric Garner Case Fuels Debate Over Grand Jury Secrecy

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.

01/28/2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cuomo To Consider Changes To Grand Jury Transparency In Wake Of Garner Case

Following the Eric Garner case, there has been a call for the release of secret grand jury minutes.

01/14/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

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.

12/31/2014

Russell Simmons was among the protesters at City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 10, calling for change in police policy after the Eric Garner grand jury ruling. (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Protesters At City Hall Demand Change In Police Policies

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.

12/10/2014

Protesters and police clash at the Staten Island ferry terminal. The protesters were demonstrating against the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Charged With Attacking Cops During Protests Last Week

A man has been arrested and charged with attacking two NYPD officers during the protests over the Eric Garner grand jury decision last week.

12/09/2014

Protesters at the Barclays Center demonstrate against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Garner Ruling Protesters Head To Barclays Center During William And Kate Appearance

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.

12/08/2014

Esaw Garner, the wife of Eric Garner, speaks at a news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton about the decision not to indict an officer involved in Eric Garner's death. (Credit: CBS2)

Garner’s Wife Says, ‘Hell No,’ She Won’t Accept Officer’s Condolences

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.

12/03/2014

Esaw Garner speaks at National Action Network rally (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Begins Countdown To Grand Jury Decision In Death Of 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.

11/29/2014

Michael Brown (left) was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: CBS2)

Legal Experts Weigh In On Evidence, Testimony Presented To Ferguson Grand Jury

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.

11/25/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officer Involved In Eric Garner Chokehold Death Meets With Grand Jury

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.

11/21/2014

Flavor Flav mug shot (credit: Nassau County Police)

New York Grand Jury Will Consider Indictment Of Entertainer Flavor Flav

A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral.

07/12/2014

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