The function of a grand jury is not to consider all the evidence presented by the police investigation to determine whether there is cause for the incident. The function of a grand jury is to evaluate the evidence presented by a prosecutor seeking an indictment of the accused.
The grand jury is never used to determine if a case exists...that is up to the DA. The DA never treated this case as a prosecutor.
That's ok, live in your delusion of due process and the rule of law. It has served you well till now.
"A grand jury is a legal body that is empowered to conduct official proceedings to investigate potential criminal conduct and to determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A grand jury may compel the production of documents and may compel the sworn testimony of witnesses to appear before it."
Grand jury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Grand juries listen to evidence and decide if someone SHOULD be charged with a crime. "
What is a grand jury
"Grand jury proceedings are much more relaxed than normal court room proceedings. There is no judge present and frequently there are no lawyers except for the prosecutor. The prosecutor will explain the law to the jury and work with them to gather evidence and hear testimony. Under normal courtroom rules of evidence, exhibits and other testimony must adhere to strict rules before admission. However, a grand jury has broad power to see and hear almost anything they would like."
- See more at: How Does a Grand Jury Work? - FindLaw
Maybe it's you who doesn't understand the GJ process...
I emphatically refuse to stop using a word I first heard my parents use to describe Italian mobsters in New York City, and to describe punks who beat up other kids in school, and even some members of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1970s.
Stop making everything a code word or a euphemism.
Michael Brown was a thug. His stepfather is a thug. George Zimmerman was a thug. The Thuggees in India to whom we owe the term "thug" were thugs. It isn't a "euphemism for black man". It's a term that means what it means and aptly describes a whole lot of people who ain't black.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
I used the word citizen and not civilian, this is sometimes where some people blur the line between civilian, citizen, cop, and military member.
Bad decision making on Wilson's part, number one, maybe not playing the situation as safe as he could have, which is why I've stated that he probably should have been a security guard and not a cop in the first place.
Police departments across the US are going to need to rethink procedures to keep cops from pulling guns on citizens as their first option.