ST. GEORGE — A hearing to decide if grand jury testimony from the Eric Garner case should be released has been pushed backed because the snowstorm closed courts this week, the District Attorney's office said.
The storm — which dumped 10 inches of snow on the city — closed courts from 3 p.m. Monday until Wednesday morning and caused a felony trial which Judge William Garnett was presiding over to be postponed.
The date to hear for oral arguments in the Garner case will now be heard Feb. 5. It was originally scheduled for Jan. 29.
Public Advocate Letitia James, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Legal Aid Society and the New York Post filed petitions for the courts to release minutes and testimony from the grand jury proceedings in the Garner case.
Garner, 44, died in July after he was arrested by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in July for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes on a Tompkinsville street.
Last month, a grand jury ruled not to indict Pantaleo for the death of Garner.