DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County's newly-impaneled civil grand jury is meeting again Thursday morning to review cases of officer-involved shootings.
The civil grand jury, which was created in May, is a group of 23 civilians who first receive use-of-force training to gain a proper understanding of the law and the challenges officers face.
After that, the grand jury will look at all the evidence in the case and present their opinions to the DA's office. While not binding, the grand jury's opinion will be publicly available.
"It's not normal. It's not something most DAs' offices do," said District Attorney Robert James.
"That recommendation is a public recommendation, it's not something that's private that I can squirrel away in a file."