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Lawyer: Attica victims saddened by NY ruling

Created: 04/25/2014 8:12 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

An attorney for families of victims of the 1971 Attica prison riot says they are saddened by a New York judge's decision this week against releasing the entire investigative report.

Lawyer Jonathan Gradess says Friday victims' families from the Forgotten Victims of Attica group have sought full disclosure for decades. He hopes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will appeal Justice Patrick NeMoyer's decision to leave grand jury testimony and evidence concealed.

Schneiderman requested release of the last two volumes of the 1975 Meyer Commission report that examined the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and whether there were any investigative cover-ups.

In all, 11 staff members and 32 inmates died - all but four shot by state police and corrections officers retaking the prison.

Schneiderman's office didn't immediately return a request for comment.





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