ALBANY, N.Y. – A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but he is excluding grand jury excerpts.
Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now up to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn), who has the entire 1975 Meyer Commission report, to publicly release those volumes after removing any evidence from grand jury investigations into possible crimes.
Schneiderman asked court permission to reveal the fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and answer the questions of families whose loved ones died.
NeMoyer says it's up to Schneiderman whether to also remove other names and identifying information that might identify grand jury witnesses and targets, something Schneiderman has proposed.
In all, 11 staff and 32 inmates died — most shot by officers.