posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 09:09 PM
a reply to: Bilk22
Its not a jury rendering a verdict.
The grand jury hears evidence of the crime and determines if its enough to return an indictment (enough evidence to sustain the charge).
Secondly Grand Juries, at least in ST. Louis county, are assembled for a specific period of time. I wanna say the grand jury being used now is close
to it being the end of their term.
Their decision is not guilt or innocence, its A- Yes there is enough evidence to indict or B - No, the evidence in question does not support the
Also, contrary to what we see on tv, forensic evidence can take some time to process. People also need to keep in mind that by allowing all facts /
evidence to come to light can prevent the charges from being dropped. Once you charge someone, and witnesses are sworn in, jeopardy is attached. That
means if the charge is dismissed based on lack of evidence, filing new charges will be extremely difficult if not impossible.
edit on 21-8-2014
by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)