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Grand juries are sup­posed to safe­guard against the gov­ern­ment charg­ing peo­ple with a crime when it lacks suf­fi­cient evi­dence. But because pros­e­cu­tors con­trol what hap­pens in grand jury pro­ceed­ings, they almost always get an indict­ment. That is, unless the accused is a police offi­cer. This week on Mak­ing Con­tact, we hear a sto­ry from our pod­cast part­ner 70 Mil­lion about a case of police bru­tal­i­ty in Dal­las that evap­o­rat­ed after going before a grand jury in an edit­ed ver­sion of Grand Juries, The Black Box of Jus­tice Reform?”