Friday, February 24, 2006

CCW Shooting in Baton Rouge

My buddy Junior sends me this link to an article in the Baton Rouge Advocate regarding the CCW shooting in Baton Rouge. Mayor Kip Holden is resisting the advice of the NAACP for an independent review panel, based on the wishes of the goblin's family.
Holden said Temple’s parents told him they weren’t interested in an independent review committee, but wanted the case to go through the normal channels, including an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and a grand jury investigation under the District Attorney’s Office.
This is normal procedure in a police shooting, or frankly, anytime there is an armed fatality. The Grand Jury system in Louisiana is attuned to the needs of the public, and a grand jury in Louisiana has a lot of power to supervise the District Attorney.

It is my experience that a Grand Jury in this state will normally do what is right. They may piss off the D.A., and they may piss off any other interested party, but they generally do the right thing in looking into allegations of misconduct.

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