Transcript for Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Cop in Eric Garner Incident
Grand jury according to Associated Press has decided not to indict. Officer Daniel handle layout in Eric Gardner's death the grand jury by the way has been meeting since late September. And officer paid taleo actually. Went before that grand jury and testified with his lawyer there his lawyer was not allowed to talk or make any comments. But officer panel AO apparently spoke for about two hours. Before that grand jury. On night dis on November 21 right before Thanksgiving. I'm in the grand jury was able to to hear from him in his version of what happens. On that July 17. Other people obviously testified as well this grand jury made up of 23. People all those people by the way. From Richmond county which is Staten Island. Com and Staten Island known to be very pro cop pro police. I'm so was Staten islanders who were hearing this case on the grand jury grand jury parts proceedings happening great secrecy. I'm so we will never know who was on the grand jury. Unless they've come forward. And we will not know the testimony. That was made necessarily in the case in less obviously officer of Atlanta or his lawyer. Starts. Speaking about that the what you're looking at right now is a live picture of Staten Island and this is where that incident happened on July 17. You see some people have gathered out there I imagine there's some reporters out there as well and you can see the camera crews there and some signs we do know that you know police are obviously very concerned about reaction to this news. And the NYPD has proved repairing and cleaning. For this today and the decision by the brain injury and so we know the police officers are staging right now. I'm there in the Stapleton section long Thompson street and preparing for this we've heard. This week earlier from a police commissioner Bill Bratton and he is said essentially that you know they're going to be prepared they're going to handle this you know. Peacefully as hopefully as best they can but there will concern they have is people blocking streets and they said they are not going to allow. People to block streets around the city or block in its bridges.
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