Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”
City officials were hoping Friday that a coordinated anti-stalking effort could save lives.
While Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan found no criminal culpability, a report released by a state ethics panel found Assemblyman Vito Lopez violated the public trust.
For most people, facing an accused murderer or violent criminal in court is next to impossible. But now witnesses going through the city’s legal system are being given a boost of comfort and confidence.