NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City judge has released limited details of the grand jury proceeding in the Eric Garner case, including that four videos were shown and 50 witnesses were heard.
Judge Stephen Rooney released the material Thursday after Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan asked if he could speak on the secret proceeding following the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with Garner’s death.READ MORE: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High
The jury sat for nine weeks. It heard testimony from 22 civilian witnesses and 28 others, including police officers, emergency medical personnel and doctors.
There also were 60 exhibits admitted into evidence. They included four videos, NYPD records and autopsy information.
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Donovan didn’t seek the release of transcripts, testimony or exhibits.