Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Forms Task Force to Review Grand Jury Process

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 3:33 PM

click to enlarge WIKIMEDIA
  • WIKIMEDIA
Today, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor announced a new task force that will examine what improvements could be applied to the state's grand jury system — and how those improvements might be implemented. 

The announcement comes on the heels of a Cuyahoga County judge forming a committee locally to review the grand jury process here. 



"To be clear, this task force is being asked to recommend ways to improve the functioning of grand juries and to see what additional steps can be taken to improve the public's confidence in our justice system," O'Connor said in a public statement. 

A national conversation about the public perception of grand jury protocol — and about the protocol itself here in Cuyahoga County — unfolded following a report last week that detailed confusion surrounding the grand jury in the Tamir Rice case. 

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Stephen McIntosh will chair the task force. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Gall and Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michelle Earley will join 15 other members, ranging from state politicians to law professors. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation