grand jury

photo of Tamir Rice protest sign
BRIAN BULL / WCPN

Ohio lawmakers’ decision to eliminate the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission also killed – for now – the reform of some grand jury proceedings. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that proponents had hoped the proposals would make the grand jury process more transparent and accountable.

 

Crowd at grand jury symposium
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

A panel gathered with about 40 people at an inner-city Cleveland church last night (Wednesday) to explain one of the least understood parts of the criminal justice system: the grand jury process.  And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports , it didn’t take long for the discussion to address one of the most controversial grand jury decisions in recent history.

Maureen O'Connor
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

  What’s believed to be the first state task force in the nation to study how grand juries operate begins its work in Columbus next week. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the commission formed by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor after controversial decisions not to indict police officers in two killings in Ohio.

More on the grand juries in the cases of Tamir Rice and John Crawford III

Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Process Gets a Review

Jan 21, 2016
photo of Tamir Rice protest sign
BRIAN BULL / WCPN

  A local presiding judge is calling for a review of Cuyahoga County’s grand jury process.  The decision follows recent scrutiny of a grand jury’s vote in the Tamir Rice case.  For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Brian Bull reports.

Kasich
NBC-TV

There’s less than a month to go before the caucuses in Iowa, where Gov. John Kasich is today. And there's a little over a month until the New Hampshire primary, in which Kasich has invested most of his Republican presidential ambitions. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports on Kasich’s latest thoughts on his campaign.