The assemblyman said he won't seek the Democratic ticket for the vacant seat.
The NAACP wants an off-Island judge to decide if grand jury testimony should be released.
The push comes after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict police in the death of Eric Garner.
The move would be designed to boost public confidence in the criminal justice system.
Malliotakis announced she won't challenge District Attorney Dan Donovan for the Republican nomination.
A grand jury convened by the DA declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death.
Donovan officially announced Friday he would run for former Rep. Michael Grimm's vacant seat.
A coalition of Republicans encouraged Dan Donovan to run.
The Republican congressman announced he would resign from his post on Jan. 5.
Thousands of people took to the streets starting on Wed. Dec. 3.
State law guarantees secrecy to prevent witness tampering and innocent people from being smeared.
Staten Island DA Dan Donovan did not ask for release of testimony or evidence from a reluctant judge.
Paul and Gaspare Santoro were arrested for falsifying reports.
Donovan announced a program aimed at decreasing animal abuse cases in the borough.
Donovan said he wasn't worried that protests in Ferguson would affect the Eric Garner grand jury.
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