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Grand Jury Reports

A grand jury is a type of jury that determines whether there is probable cause to charge someone with a crime.  Grand juries carry out this duty by examining evidence and issuing indictments, or by investigating alleged crimes and issuing presentments. A grand jury is traditionally larger than juries used during a trial.

At the State Attorney's Office, the Grand Jury unit is responsible for the investigation of all homicides, suspicious deaths and various other crimes.  A prosecutor and an investigator are available 24-hours a day to respond to homicide crime scenes and to assist law enforcement officers with legal issues in the investigation of homicides and other suspicious deaths. 

The unit prosecutor is the legal advisor to the Grand Jury to whom he/she presents all first degree murder cases and necessary investigations.