NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge will soon decide whether to unseal the secret grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case, two months after a grand jury declined to press criminal charges in Garner’s police-involved death.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Garner case — a position opposed by Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Asks AG Letitia James, Top Judge To Launch Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations
“Transparency is better than secrecy. Light is better than darkness,” said Arthur Eisenberg, legal director of the NYCLU.