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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 14, 2018
Fifty-five indictments related to Operation Jack Rabbit, a 2017 Memphis Police Department drug-busting initiative, will be dismissed and replaced due to a courtroom error, The Commercial Appeal reports. Shelby County grand jury foreperson Mary Thomas allowed all 12 jurors and five alternate jurors to enter the grand jury room and vote on the proposed indictments, but only 12 are permitted to enter the room and participate. Thomas was removed from the position and the indictments will be replaced at a later date.