Litigation

Denial of Political Activists’ Access to Grand Jury Materials Upheld

The Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County recently upheld a trial court decision denying the petitions of political activists (PAs) for release of selected portions of transcripts and exhibits from a grand jury proceeding related to the investigation of the November 22, 2014, shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

The Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by holding disclosure was not authorized under the secrecy provisions of Ohio Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(E) because there was no particularized need for the transcripts shown and the PAs' request was not for use preliminary to or in connection with a judicial proceeding.

Lexis Advanced subscribers can access the full opinion at:   In re Investigation into the November 22, 2014 Shooting Death of Rice, 2018-Ohio-1087, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 1175

Lexis subscribers can access the full opinion at:  In re Investigation into the November 22, 2014 Shooting Death of Rice, 2018-Ohio-1087 (Ohio Ct. App., Cuyahoga County Mar. 22, 2018)

 

Author:  Gabriela N. Nolen, Lexis-Nexis Case Law Editor

Submission by:  Kelly M. Miles, Lexis-Nexis Case Law Editor

 

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