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December 3rd, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Are prosecutors too close to police?

(CNN) – Former prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin said she is shocked by a grand jury decision not to indict a New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Part of the problem, she says, is the close relationship prosecutors can have with police officers.

"I used to go to the Christmas party with them. You know, went with ride-alongs with them," said Hostin. "It's very difficult when you have established that kind of relationship and you trust the officer, to then be asked to present a case against that officer in front of the grand jury."

"There's no question in my mind that there are changes that need to be made, when you're talking about this process," she said.

For more analysis from former prosecutor Sunny Hostin, check out the video above.


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