- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York judge overseeing a request for grand jury records in the Eric Garner chokehold case has recused himself.

The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1wHPpuY ) reports Thursday that State Supreme Court Justice Stephen Rooney hoped to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest.

Rooney’s wife serves on the board of the Staten Island hospital whose workers responded to Garner after his deadly confrontation with police in July.

The New York City public advocate and others are seeking grand jury minutes and other evidence in the case.

A hearing on that was scheduled for Friday. The Times says a new hearing date will be set next month.

A grand jury decided not to indict the officer seen in amateur video putting Garner in a chokehold.


Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide