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Kendall Coffey: Ferguson Grand Jury

Posted in , on 2-17-15

Kendall Coffey: Ferguson Grand Jury

~ Kendall Coffey, on the fairness of the Ferguson grand jury process in the case of Officer Darren Wilson.

“I feel pretty clearly that rather than a leaderless grand jury investigation, this was a grand jury that was being led to a conclusion of innocence. […] It’s just the questions a defense lawyer would have asked Officer Wilson – ‘didn’t you feel that your life was in jeopardy?’ Well of course you know what the answer is going to be. ‘Didn’t you feel like, in effect, that the shooting was justified?’ Not only does that tell the witness to say he’s innocent, it tells the grand jury members there in the room that this prosecutor is signaling very clearly that the prosecution thinks that officer Wilson is innocent.”  (2014 MSNBC Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton Interview.)