Bradshaw Death Investigation

Bradshaw Death Investigation

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Grand Jury Foreman

Tucker, GA

#1 Mar 29, 2013
This is to address you uniformed citizens of how the grand jury works in KY. I was summoned for jury duty and upon arriving at the appointed time we were read various instructions about what the process was and how it work. They county clerk announced the first 12 names called would be members of the grand jury for the next 6 months. My name along with 11 others were called and we were immediately taken to the grand jury room where the commonwealths attorney spoke to us as to our duties and powers as members of the grand jury. He informed us of the enormous powers that we now possessed and a few of us asked questions. He informed us we had to select a jury foreman and a jury reporter to be decided by us and he left the room. I was selected as grand jury foreman and a reporter was selected to keep track of our votes on the diffenet cases to be presented to us. We were given a date and time to return to begin our duties as grand jurors. Upon getting home that day I began research on the grand jury system in KY and even contacted a friend who was a former county attorney to become better informed. I learned that we possessed enormous powers and that the commonwealth attorney as well as local local law enforcement were there to assist us but that ulitmately we were in charge of ourselves and could dictate who testified before us. The commonwealth attorney could recommend cases and witnesses but it was soley up to us,the grand jury to decide who we wanted to testify before us and it was not law enforcement or the commonwealth attorney who decided this. The grand jury has almost no restrictions on their powers to investigate and subponea witnesses and other tools to assist our investigation. In my 6 month term as foreman we had witnesses testify before us without the presence of the commonwealth attorney and on several occasions we had witnesses or others supbonead to testify before us who the commonwealth attorney didn't want us to hear from but he/she was powerless to prevent us from doing so. To even hint that Chris Corhan or anyone else can influence a grand jury and the testamony we hear is simply ludicrous. I'm truly sorry for Mr Bradshaws demise but under the law no crime was committed and the grand jury voted and returned a no true bill of indictment. You may not like what your grand jury decided but rest assured the grand jury took very seriously their obligations, duties and under the laws of the commonwealth of kenucky they decided no crime was committede.Get informed people!!!!!!!!!!
Hold on a Sec

Hillview, KY

#2 Mar 29, 2013
Grand Jury Foreman wrote:
This is to address you uniformed citizens of how the grand jury works in KY. I was summoned for jury duty and upon arriving at the

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You may not like what your grand jury decided but rest assured the grand jury took very seriously their obligations, duties and under the laws of the commonwealth of kenucky they decided no crime was committede.Get informed people!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the information. So many people are basing their opinions on emotion rather than facts because it's easier to do that than become informed.
HeH

Uniontown, OH

#3 Mar 29, 2013
Hold on a Sec wrote:
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Thanks for the information. So many people are basing their opinions on emotion rather than facts because it's easier to do that than become informed.
Just like religion.
Hold on a Sec

Hillview, KY

#4 Mar 29, 2013
HeH wrote:
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Just like religion.
I think a debate could be made connecting the two, yes. Ironically, both have to come down to faith. Having faith in a judicial system and having faith in a higher power.

Also too, I'm using the term "debate" as in intelligent discussion not angry uninformed accusations, again, based on emotions or unfounded truths.
Debate Team

New Albany, IN

#5 Mar 29, 2013
Hold on a Sec wrote:
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I think a debate could be made connecting the two, yes. Ironically, both have to come down to faith. Having faith in a judicial system and having faith in a higher power.
Also too, I'm using the term "debate" as in intelligent discussion not angry uninformed accusations, again, based on emotions or unfounded truths.
You don't want to do that. A debate is not a discussion. Debates are for people who made up their minds and take opposing sides. Intelligent discussion is totally different. I would prefer that as well, but you won't get it here.
HeH

Uniontown, OH

#6 Mar 29, 2013
I think religion has a lot to do with the way the people in this town acted during and after the investigation.

This town is FULL of Christians and all we heard was "hang Tommy Brown" from day one.

"An eye for an eye" was also posted here and mentioned many times.

I think the mental capacity for this town has been revealed.
Hold on a Sec

Hillview, KY

#7 Mar 29, 2013
Debate Team wrote:
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You don't want to do that. A debate is not a discussion. Debates are for people who made up their minds and take opposing sides. Intelligent discussion is totally different. I would prefer that as well, but you won't get it here.
I thought I clarified that in my last sentence, but maybe it didn't come across that way.:)~ Debate, discussion, whatever you want to call it, I just find the correlation between that and what you said about religion to be ironic because both come down to having to have faith - whether it's in our judicial system, which can be imperfect at times, and usually someone always feels it is unfair - and religion, which too is fraught with imperfections and inconsistencies and people who disagree or don't believe.
Haventbeen

Canton, OH

#8 Mar 30, 2013
Grand Jury Foreman wrote:
This is to address you uniformed citizens of how the grand jury works in KY. I was summoned for jury duty and upon arriving at the appointed time we were read various instructions about what the process was and how it work. They county clerk announced the first 12 names called would be members of the grand jury for the next 6 months. My name along with 11 others were called and we were immediately taken to the grand jury room where the commonwealths attorney spoke to us as to our duties and powers as members of the grand jury. He informed us of the enormous powers that we now possessed and a few of us asked questions. He informed us we had to select a jury foreman and a jury reporter to be decided by us and he left the room. I was selected as grand jury foreman and a reporter was selected to keep track of our votes on the diffenet cases to be presented to us. We were given a date and time to return to begin our duties as grand jurors. Upon getting home that day I began research on the grand jury system in KY and even contacted a friend who was a former county attorney to become better informed. I learned that we possessed enormous powers and that the commonwealth attorney as well as local local law enforcement were there to assist us but that ulitmately we were in charge of ourselves and could dictate who testified before us. The commonwealth attorney could recommend cases and witnesses but it was soley up to us,the grand jury to decide who we wanted to testify before us and it was not law enforcement or the commonwealth attorney who decided this. The grand jury has almost no restrictions on their powers to investigate and subponea witnesses and other tools to assist our investigation. In my 6 month term as foreman we had witnesses testify before us without the presence of the commonwealth attorney and on several occasions we had witnesses or others supbonead to testify before us who the commonwealth attorney didn't want us to hear from but he/she was powerless to prevent us from doing so. To even hint that Chris Corhan or anyone else can influence a grand jury and the testamony we hear is simply ludicrous. I'm truly sorry for Mr Bradshaws demise but under the law no crime was committed and the grand jury voted and returned a no true bill of indictment. You may not like what your grand jury decided but rest assured the grand jury took very seriously their obligations, duties and under the laws of the commonwealth of kenucky they decided no crime was committede.Get informed people!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't ever been on the grand jury so isn't a lot of what they decide, based on what evidence is put before them? I understand they have to decide if they feel the case needs to move ahead or if it does not but if the county attorney or the police or whoever presents the case to them, really hasn't gathered all of the evidence, might that not invluence if they feel they have enough to move forward?
Gun Buff

New Albany, IN

#9 Mar 30, 2013
Haventbeen wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't ever been on the grand jury so isn't a lot of what they decide, based on what evidence is put before them? I understand they have to decide if they feel the case needs to move ahead or if it does not but if the county attorney or the police or whoever presents the case to them, really hasn't gathered all of the evidence, might that not invluence if they feel they have enough to move forward?
Grand juries can ask questions. They can hold the prosecutions feet to the fire. Its their duty to do so. Eight hours sounds like a lot of questions and deliberation.
Sheepdog

Westmoreland, TN

#10 Apr 1, 2013
Yep.. 8 hours was a long time to deliberate. 12 regular folks who got to the bottom of all the hoopla, and found the truth. I say good on 'em! and thank you for putting this to rest.
Question

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2013
The biggest question isn't what the jury based their opinions on rather what CHARGE they were seeking to indict on!!! Very very very critical to this case!!! And any case!!! Murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide, etc. Were any lesser included offenses included in the case presented to the grand jury?!?
Gun Buff

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Apr 1, 2013
Question wrote:
The biggest question isn't what the jury based their opinions on rather what CHARGE they were seeking to indict on!!! Very very very critical to this case!!! And any case!!! Murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide, etc. Were any lesser included offenses included in the case presented to the grand jury?!?
Yes. The lowest charge to consider was reckless homicide. That's pretty much involuntary manslaughter with a sentence of 1-5 years.
Curious

Canton, OH

#13 Apr 1, 2013
Original poster said he was on a 6 month term. So how do we know that this Grand Jury was not already composed of people who may have already personally known either party involved? Shouldn't a Grand Jury be composed of impartial jurors? Shouldn't the public also be allowed to know what evidence was presented and who the witnesses were that were called? Just wondering.
Question

Russell Springs, KY

#14 Apr 1, 2013
Grand jurors are NOT polled for any biases, prejudices, nor relationship!!! And in fact are given next to no legal briefing!!! If the shooter was a court bailiff, I'm sure most of the grand jurors had come into contact with him during their stent. An impartial unbiased special grand jury should have commenced!

Since: Dec 09

Corydon, IN

#15 Apr 1, 2013
Curious wrote:
Original poster said he was on a 6 month term. So how do we know that this Grand Jury was not already composed of people who may have already personally known either party involved? Shouldn't a Grand Jury be composed of impartial jurors? Shouldn't the public also be allowed to know what evidence was presented and who the witnesses were that were called? Just wondering.
Warren County Grand Jury is not for 6 months, I served last year and it was one month.
Bombardier

New Albany, IN

#16 Apr 1, 2013
In fact the grand jurors are checked for possible conflict of interest. The prosecutor does not want an indictment dismissed because a conflict of interest was later discovered. The prosecution staff reviews grand jury questionnaires looking for possible conflicts. If an indictment is handed down, a defense attorney is allowed to review those questionnaires and make a motion to dismiss the indictment if they feel there was an unqualified juror. May or may not be successful in doing so depending on other factors.
Question

Russell Springs, KY

#17 Apr 1, 2013
Nope you are wrong bombardier.Most of the time grand jurors are sitting for longer periods of time and are not polled each time new cases come along. Petit jurors yes. Grand jurors no.
Curious

Canton, OH

#18 Apr 1, 2013
Apparently you were on the Petit jury.
According to the official website....
What is the difference between a grand jury and a petit jury?
A grand jury hears evidence from the United States and its witnesses, then decides whether to bring a charge against a person. In other words, a grand jury decides whether there is enough proof to charge a person with a crime. A petit jury is a trial jury. The jury hears evidence from both sides, then decides on a verdict.
How long will my term of service last?
In Louisville, your term of service will last for two months; in Bowling Green and Owensboro, it lasts three months; in Paducah, 90 days. All terms of service may be extended by the Court.
Not my experience

Canton, OH

#19 Apr 1, 2013
Grand Jury Foreman wrote:
This is to address you uniformed citizens of how the grand jury works in KY. I was summoned for jury duty and upon arriving at the appointed time we were read various instructions about what the process was and how it work. They county clerk announced the first 12 names called would be members of the grand jury for the next 6 months. My name along with 11 others were called and we were immediately taken to the grand jury room where the commonwealths attorney spoke to us as to our duties and powers as members of the grand jury. He informed us of the enormous powers that we now possessed and a few of us asked questions. He informed us we had to select a jury foreman and a jury reporter to be decided by us and he left the room. I was selected as grand jury foreman and a reporter was selected to keep track of our votes on the diffenet cases to be presented to us. We were given a date and time to return to begin our duties as grand jurors. Upon getting home that day I began research on the grand jury system in KY and even contacted a friend who was a former county attorney to become better informed. I learned that we possessed enormous powers and that the commonwealth attorney as well as local local law enforcement were there to assist us but that ulitmately we were in charge of ourselves and could dictate who testified before us. The commonwealth attorney could recommend cases and witnesses but it was soley up to us,the grand jury to decide who we wanted to testify before us and it was not law enforcement or the commonwealth attorney who decided this. The grand jury has almost no restrictions on their powers to investigate and subponea witnesses and other tools to assist our investigation. In my 6 month term as foreman we had witnesses testify before us without the presence of the commonwealth attorney and on several occasions we had witnesses or others supbonead to testify before us who the commonwealth attorney didn't want us to hear from but he/she was powerless to prevent us from doing so. To even hint that Chris Corhan or anyone else can influence a grand jury and the testamony we hear is simply ludicrous. I'm truly sorry for Mr Bradshaws demise but under the law no crime was committed and the grand jury voted and returned a no true bill of indictment. You may not like what your grand jury decided but rest assured the grand jury took very seriously their obligations, duties and under the laws of the commonwealth of kenucky they decided no crime was committede.Get informed people!!!!!!!!!!
I served on the Grand Jury in Warren County. We only served for a month, met on Wednesdays. Police officers and detectives presented the cases. We could ask questions, but we were never instructed that we could ask for witnesses. Our decisions were directly "influenced" by the information presented to us.
Bombardier

New Albany, IN

#20 Apr 1, 2013
Question wrote:
Nope you are wrong bombardier.Most of the time grand jurors are sitting for longer periods of time and are not polled each time new cases come along. Petit jurors yes. Grand jurors no.
I didn't say they polled or go through voir dire like a petit jury. That of course is totally different.

But there are procedures in place to determine or report potential conflicts of interest, even on grand juries. Grand jurors also have responsibilities to report potential conflicts they may have. The conflict could be as simple as your mom is being called as a witness. That won't necessarily get you dismissed. It will definitely get you a conversation with the empanelling judge.

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