Media Starts Portraying Prosecutor In Garner Case As Villain
Legal analysts speaking to major news outlets about Eric Garner are saying District Attorney Dan Donovan may have lost the grand jury case on purpose.By Steven Sparkman | December 4, 2014
From the outside, Wednesday's Staten Island grand jury decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner might seem hard to understand, but there was hope after the announcement that the evidence would soon be made public.
Analyst and professor Jeanne Zaino expressed that hope on WPIX: "I really hope it is, and I hope all of it is. ... Because I think that's where so much of the mistrust occurs that this process has been tainted, that it's secretive."
And Thursday, District Attorney Dan Donovan asked for — and secured — the release of some evidence from the hearings. Unfortunately, it wasn't nearly as much information as people straining to understand the case wanted.