The investigation into Colorado’s 5-year-old Columbine High School shooting case is not over. The Rocky Mountain News reports that several current and former Jefferson County law officers -including former Sheriff John Stone – have been subpoenaed to testify today before a state grand jury that has taken over the investigation into missing documents and a possible cover-up. The probe is expected to focus on missing reports about Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and about the way top Jefferson County sheriff’s officials publicly characterized their dealings with the killers.
Stone, called the grand jury a “bunch of bull” and accused Attorney General Ken Salazar – battling in the Democratic primary to be the party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate – of using the investigation for political gain. The decision to take the case to a grand jury was met with approval by critics of the sheriff’s office. “Good – it’s about time,” said Brian Rohrbough, whose son, Dan, was murdered outside the school. Sources said that the grand jury is expected to examine the dealings that sheriff’s officials had with killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold before the shootings and the way those contacts were portrayed afterward.