“I commend the decision by Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan to convene a Grand Jury and applaud his actions.

In this highly emotional case, the District Attorney has shown how seriously he is taking the matter and the next step will be the presentation of the case.

We must also not forget that the New York City Police Department protects New Yorkers every day and the vast majority do so honorably and with great professionalism.

As a City we must always strive for fairness and justice and it is my hope that as the legal process plays out New Yorkers will continue to come together rather than allow our city to be divided.”