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"It’s very rare that an officer gets charged with a homicide offense resulting from their on-duty conduct even though people are killed on a fairly regular basis," Philip Stinson, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green who received a federal grant to study arrests of police officers, told the Wall Street Journal.
In addition to the grand jury bill, Brown signed a measure that ensures the right of civilians to record or photograph the police in public areas. In the past, some civilians who have done so have been arrested, or told to stop, for obstructing justice. [Source]
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: kellyjay
Definitely agree. The cases we heard where there was video were a lot easier to decide. Serving on a grand jury is pretty amazing experience actually. You learn a lot.
'No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be ...
originally posted by: fixitwcw
a reply to: ~Lucidity
you guys are telling me your behind the suspension of Due Process?
originally posted by: bobval
The public will immediately know if the prosecutor is pussyfooting around the case to help the police officer charged.