New York chokehold prosecutor eyes run for Grimm's seat in Congress

A man walks in front of the congressional district office of U.S. Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) in the Staten Island borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City prosecutor at the heart of the controversy over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of a black man said on Tuesday that he may run for the congressional seat being vacated by Michael Grimm. District Attorney Daniel Donovan, 58, who prosecutes cases in the New York City borough of Staten Island, is eyeing the 11th Congressional District seat that will be left open when Grimm, a Republican, resigns on Jan. 5. …

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