No appeals filed over Attica riot documents

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) –– No court appeals have been filed challenging limited release of an investigative report about the 1971 Attica prison riot.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought disclosure of remaining Meyer Commission documents examining the nation’s bloodiest prison rebellion and an alleged cover-up of police crimes in retaking it.

Altogether, 11 staff members and 32 inmates died — all but four shot by state police and corrections officers.
The report’s published volume found no intentional cover-up by prosecutors but poor evidence gathering by troopers investigating their colleagues.

Scheiderman’s office says it will carefully comply with Justice Patrick NeMoyer’s order to leave out grand jury testimony from remaining volumes with investigative details.

The appeal deadline passed last week.

Lawyer Jonathan Gradess, representing victims’ families, says it’s disappointing Schneiderman didn’t appeal and the cover-up continues.

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