Gentile called out Donovan for not addressing the public after the grand jury decision.
Judges should have more of a role when defendants are police officers, Judge Jonathan Lippman said.
Judge William Garnett heard oral arguments for the release of the testimony, after several delays.
A hearing about whether to release grand jury testimony has been moved to Feb. 5, the DA's office said.
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.
"Respond" addresses the reaction to the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Judge William Garnett will hear arguments for the release on Jan. 29.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being sworn in to his second term Wednesday at the World Trade Center.
Judge William Garnett, an acting justice in Brooklyn, was appointed to the case.
From another tale of Bill de Blasio lateness to Brooklyn hip-hop star Bobby Shmurda's arrest.
Judge Stephen Rooney stepped aside after several organizations asked him to unseal grand jury testimony.
Groups that helped elect de Blasio say his comments on police and minority relations lag behind policy.
A state panel recommended releasing grand jury evidence in police fatality cases 30 years ago.
State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Matthew Titone want to release grand jury information.
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