Friday, July 24, 2015

Judge Orders Release of Misconduct Findings Against Officer in Eric Garner Case

A state judge in Manhattan has ruled that basic findings of misconduct against the New York City police officer who held Eric Garner in a chokehold cannot be kept from public disclosure, a significant defeat for city lawyers who have long argued that such records were protected under a provision of state law.
In the decision, which was filed on Wednesday, the State Supreme Court judge, Justice Alice Schlesinger, ordered the release of a summary of misconduct findings against the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, which had been sought by the Legal Aid Society under the Freedom of Information Law.

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