Monday, May 25, 2015

Daniel Donovan Gets Wary Welcome to Congress After Eric Garner Case

The lack of an indictment in the Staten Island chokehold case has caused tension between his new colleagues and Mr. Donovan, a former prosecutor and the sole Republican representing New York City.

"Yet for others in the delegation, Mr. Donovan’s arrival has rippled in a more disconcerting way. Several lawmakers said they remained suspicious of Mr. Donovan’s role in the Garner case, and complained that a judge had sided with the prosecutor and had refused to release transcripts of the confidential grand jury proceedings."
The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the case, in which a police officer’s chokehold on Mr. Garner, who was unarmed, led to the man’s death.

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