STATEMENT FROM KIRSTEN JOHN FOY, NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, REGARDING THE ERIC GARNER CASE AND NEED FOR FULL TRANSPARENCY—
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For Immediate Release
STATEMENT FROM KIRSTEN JOHN FOY, NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, REGARDING THE ERIC GARNER CASE AND NEED FOR FULL TRANSPARENCY
New York, NY (Tuesday, September 6, 2016) — Minister Kirsten John Foy, the Northeast Regional Director of National Action Network released the following statement today pertaining to calls for the City of New York to release disciplinary records of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner. Minister Foy is currently in Washington, DC with Rev. Al Sharpton and congressional leaders at the White House for a special briefing on civil rights and criminal justice matters.
“As a policy, National Action Network (NAN) is in full support of transparency regarding the actions of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo as long as it does not interfere with the ongoing federal investigation into the Eric Garner case. We recognize that the U.S. Justice Department is still investigating the case and based upon information and media reports, there is an active Grand Jury and witnesses have been brought in. There are potential criminal civil rights charges being examined and knowing this, we are in support of disclosure if it does not interfere with a federal investigation. Today, activists are calling for the release of Officer Pantaleo’s CCRB history and we support this if it does not inhibit his federal rights and the ongoing investigation of criminal civil rights charges by the U.S. Justice Department.”