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California Court Backs Grand Juries in Police Shooting Investigations

Posted Jan 13, 2017

The California Third District Court of Appeal ruled that lawmakers cannot restrict grand juries’ constitutional authority to issue criminal indictments.  The ruling finds that the recently passed California law that requires prosecutors rather than secret grand juries to decide whether to indict police officers who use lethal force, is unconstitutional.  Read articles in SFGate and the Sacramento Bee.