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A New York judge has refused to release testimony heard by the grand jury in the case of Eric Garner's chokehold death by a police officer, the Associated Press reports.
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The decision comes after resounding public outcries and protests over the grand jury's failure to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner's death, which was caught on video. The New York Civil Liberties Union and other agencies tried to make the evidence from the hearing public, but District Attorney Daniel Donovan argued that releasing the minutes would "damage the credibility of prosecutors seeking to assure both grand jurors and witnesses that details of their participation would be kept from public view."
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