Lake Erie Conservative

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… the Tamir Rice case [#why the Grand Jury decision]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. grand juries hear evidence in a case . It can be an investigation , or it can be as the result of a criminal act ..

.. most often , a grand jury then takes a vote . It takes a vote on a ” bill ” which contains the potential charge against someone ..

.. if it votes for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is charged , or , more formally , indicted . If the grand jury votes for a ” no true bill , ‘ or fails to gain the requisite vote for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is cleared in the case . No further action can be taken against them . Also , constitutional ” double jeopardy ” attaches …

.. [h/t — news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. in this case , this was not done . The grand jury evidently voted on whether the actions of the police officers [both of them] were legally justifiable . Their decision was now obvious — the actions were justifiable . As a result , no vote on a ” bill ” was needed ..

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