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DA: Ayers' case a 'tragedy all the way around'

• Jacobs Media
The District Attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit is commenting publicly for the first time since a Stephens County grand jury refused to charge the drug agents who shot and killed a young Lavonia minister three months ago during a botched drug bust.

It is a tragedy all the way around," 

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Comment by Jerri Ward
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I believe that the prosecutor in this case is not telling the truth.  He claims that the officers cannot be charged by the state because the grand jury no-billed them because of double jeopardy.  Double jeopardy attaches when someone has been tried in court, not when a grand jury no-bills them. I can't find anything in the Georgia statutes which applies double jeopardy to a grand jury proceeding.

 Witness what happened in Texas when the prosecutor went to 3 different grand juries before indicting Tom Delay. 

I think that the prosecutor in this case did not want to indict those cops and that is why they weren't indicted.  Now, he's trying to throw the case in laps of the Feds.  In my opinion, he's a coward.



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