Grand Juries, Govt. Immunity and Police Use of Deadly Force

Posted: February 1, 2015 by Nazim in Criminal Procedure, Evidence

This week’s episode discusses the legal issues surrounding the police in Ferguson, MS and Staten Island, NY.  The goal here was to take a strictly legal and objective overview of the issues in each case, specifically what a grand jury does, why you can’t sue the government and what the Constitution says about police use of deadly force, without getting too deep into the political issues that made up most of the media coverage.  Let’s call this one better late than never. Libsyn link

Eric Garner Protesters in Chicago on December 4, 2014.

Eric Garner Protesters in Chicago on December 4, 2014. Source: Samantha Lotti, via Wikipedia.

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