Published on December 6th, 2014 | by Cliff Kincaid1
“Conservative” Heritage Foundation Smears New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo
“Conservative” Heritage Foundation smears New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo as cold-blooded killer; insists Police Officer was an agent of the state who “killed” Eric Garner “for selling loose cigarettes.”
Source: Heritage Foundation Insider, December 6, 2014
Author: Alex Adrianson (below) is the Editor for InsiderOnline.org at The Heritage Foundation.
Here are the facts about the grand jury, as disclosed by Stephen J. Rooney, a justice on the Richmond County Supreme Court in New York:
- In addition to sitting for nine weeks, it heard from a total 50 witnesses. Twenty-two of the witnesses were civilians, while the remaining witnesses were police officers, emergency medical personnel and doctors.
- Sixty exhibits were admitted into evidence, including four videos, records regarding the New York Police Department (NYPD) policies and procedures, medical records pertaining to the treatment of the deceased, photographs of the scene, autopsy photographs and records pertaining to NYPD training.
- The grand jury was instructed on relevant principles of law, including Penal Law § 35.30 regarding a police officer’s use of physical force in making an arrest.
The grand jury is one of our most precious institutions of self-governance. It is designed to screen criminal indictments before people are charged.