Denial of Motion to Unseal in Eric Garner Case

This is the statement of Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society:

We are disappointed by the Court’s decision and stand by the importance of unsealing. Eric Garner was a son, father, husband and grandfather. His family, and the Staten Island community, deserve to know why, despite a clear video of Officer Pantaleo putting Mr Garner in a chokehold and an medical examiner’s report ruling his death a homicide by chokehold, there was no indictment on any charges. We will be appealing the Courts decision to the Appellate Division.