NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Civil Liberties Union is expected to be in court this week hoping to get more information on how the Eric Garner grand jury made its decision not to indict anyone in connection with his death.
The NYCLU wants the evidence made public in the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo and plans to fight for it in court on Friday.
“The outcome of grand jury proceeding has left many questions as to whether secret grand jury proceedings are instruments of injustice and whether the grand jury system should be abolished,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement last week. “The Garner grand jury is central to that public discussion. And it is important to that conversation for the public to know how and why the grand jury reached the conclusions that it did.”