'It's a Very Unusual Situation.' What the Motion to Release the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Records Says About the Case - USA
December 16, 2020
Usually, grand jury deliberations are kept secret from the public, and grand jurors must protect that secrecy. But in the motion in the Breonna Taylor case, the juror requested the release of the transcripts and recordings as well as permission from a judge to speak publicly about the case.
From the article:
“You have a situation where one individual controls the access and flow of information. The grand jury only gets what the prosecutor decides to give them,” says Howard Henderson, the director of the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University. “That’s dangerous because it lends itself to misconduct, corruption and it’s very difficult to check.”