posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 08:56 PM
This may and I again say may explain how CNN found out about these witnesses. This is from a site called "FindLaw";
"Grand Jury Proceedings
Grand jury proceedings are much more relaxed than normal court room proceedings. There is no judge present and frequently there are no lawyers except
for the prosecutor. The prosecutor will explain the law to the jury and work with them to gather evidence and hear testimony. Under normal courtroom
rules of evidence, exhibits and other testimony must adhere to strict rules before admission. However, a grand jury has broad power to see and hear
almost anything they would like.
However, unlike the vast majority of trials, grand jury proceedings are kept in strict confidence. This serves two purposes:
It encourages witnesses to speak freely and without fear of retaliation.
It protects the potential defendant's reputation in case the jury does not decide to indict.
- See more at: criminal.findlaw.com...
These witnesses are probably testified or are testifying to the grand jury. Thus, their identities may have been discovered by the media.
The reason that I suggest we wait to make a judgement is that the defense may have evidence that they have yet to disclose to the prosecution. They
will not have to disclose that information probably until there is an indictment against the officer. Be wary to rush to judgement until all the
facts are released. Also, the forensic evidence has not been leaked yet and although we have been given data from the 2nd autopsy; we still need the
results from the first autopsy to make a wise decision.