Sheriff, DA Explain System in Wake of Shooting Charge

Responding to questions of why a Tennessee State trooper and his family were charged in the death of his grandchild, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and the 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office issued a joint statement Monday. In part, the statement said "Every death by any weapon is investigated by law enforcement. After the investigation is finished often cases are submitted to the grand jury for their review. While all of us regret the suffering of those who loved [the 3-year-old], we respect the findings of 12 Bradley County citizens who returned an indictment." The statement went on to say it was now their duty to evaluate the case and "search for justice." The Cleveland Daily Banner has the story