Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Grand Jury Decision Over Death Of Eric Garner

Dec 3, 2014


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today after a grand jury did not indict a New York City police officer for the death of Eric Garner:

“While this decision is shocking, I want to echo the statement of a wide range of leaders inside and outside of government who are urging that protests remain peaceful in the aftermath of this decision. The death of Eric Garner is a tragedy that demands accountability. Nobody unarmed should die on a New York City street corner for suspected low-level offenses. I’m shocked by this grand jury decision, and will be calling on the Department of Justice to investigate.”