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DA withdraws testimony subpoenas for officers in man’s death

February 1, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Testimonies from officers involved in the 2016 killing of a black schizophrenic college student won’t be heard by an Atlanta-area grand jury next week.

WXIA-TV cites a letter and court fillings received through an open records request. They show Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard argued that it’s hard to understand why the U.S. Department of Justice isn’t providing information about how a task force serving an arrest warrant shot 59 bullets into 26-year-old Jamarion Robinson.

Howard sued the DOJ in December, accusing it of blocking his prosecutors from interviewing the officers. He also issued subpoenas to several officers to testify Tuesday before a grand jury.

But after an opposing DOJ motion, Howard has agreed to withdraw the subpoenas and asked the department to respond with its intentions within 10 days.

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Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/

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