Grand Jury Privacy, Prosecutor Fuel Distrust In Brown Shooting Case


The news that a St. Louis County, Mo., grand jury began hearing evidence yesterday in the case of a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old did little to placate skeptics, who say the rules in place to empower the jurors will undermine justice for the victim, reports the Los Angeles Times. Privacy is chief among those rules. It allows the grand jury to operate out of the public eye as it listens to witnesses and weighs a possible indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

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