Dear Scott County, Iowa Grand Juror:
Now that you are a grand juror you may be wondering, "Now that I'm a grand juror, what are my responsibilities?"
"It is made the special duty of the grand jury to inquire into: the unlawful misconduct in office in the county of public officers and employees!" (Rule 2.3(4)j(3))*
As a grand juror, YOU are the peoples' greatest defense against UNLAWFUL MISCONDUCT in office. That means if someone from the public has a complaint against an elected or appointed person within government, for example, a politician or a police officer, YOU have the power to start your own investigation into the incident!
When the people need to call the police ON the police for bad or abusive behavior, YOU are the peoples' true authority in investigating; and if you find evidence and testimony credible, you have the power to file criminal indictments against these public employees abusing their power in office! (Rule 2.4)
Did you know you had this power? And what's more:"The grand jury shall meet upon the request of a majority of the grand
jurors!" (Rule 2.3(4)j)*
You don't need the permission of the county attorney or a judge to meet, in fact,"Neither the prosecuting attorney nor any other officer or person except the grand jury may be present when the grand jury is voting upon the finding of an indictment." (Rule 2.3(4)d)*
You meet in secret! "...and the grand jury may at all reasonable times ask the advice of the prosecuting attorney or the court."
They work for YOU!
Are you ready to investigate corruption within your local government? The people need you!
You have been given a special opportunity to serve the people of your
community and protect against injustice in your community when called!
You are a Grand Juror.
For more information or questions, please contact the Chairman of Iowans For Accountability: Michael Elliott @ 563-570-5395 or go to:
scottcountyifa.blogspot.com/.* Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 2, Rule 2.3 The Grand Jury.