Professor Andrew Leipold was quoted in an article in The Hill on the role of prosecutors in grand jury cases. The Breonna Taylor case has renewed scrutiny over the secrecy surrounding grand juries, as well as the impact of prosecutors.
“Because prosecutors have such a large influence over the grand jury, the likelihood that the grand jury is going to go do things that the prosecutor doesn't want them to do, is, in most cases, very small,” Leipold said.
“In some ways, the presence of the grand jury can be … a little distorting, because it suggests that it's ultimately the grand jury's decision, what charges to bring what witnesses to call, what information to solicit. … But in fact, in most cases — the overwhelming number of cases — it’s the prosecutor who runs the show.”
Read the full article at thehill.com.