Daniel Pantaleo

Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court says

Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court says

An appellate court ruled Wednesday that most details of the grand jury proceeding that cleared a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner should remain sealed, a setback to activists who say Garner, an unarmed black man, was murdered.

In its decision, the state Supreme Court's 2nd Department Appellate Division said the appellants failed to provide a "compelling and particularized need" for the release of the transcripts.

The ruling by the four-judge panel affirms a lower court's decision in March. The lower court said the public interest in preserving grand jury secrecy outweighed...

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