Judge agrees to hearing over jurisdiction in trial of officer accused in chokehold death of Eric Garner

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/1/2019, 8:16 a.m.
A judge on Tuesday agreed to hold a hearing into whether a police watchdog agency in New York has the ...
Eric Garner and wife Esaw Garner

A judge on Tuesday agreed to hold a hearing into whether a police watchdog agency in New York has the jurisdiction to handle the department disciplinary trial of the officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden scheduled the hearing for next week, but she declined to issue a temporary restraining order against the trial, currently expected to start in mid-May, that the attorney for New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo had been seeking.

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