This is in regard to grand juries that continue to fail to indict police officers who kill unarmed suspects, even with clear video evidence. Do we really expect police body cameras to fix that?

We can pass a law with a vote of 50 percent plus one. We can override a veto or even impeach an elected official with a two-thirds vote. Why, then, do we require three-quarters of a grand jury to agree that there’s enough evidence to warrant a trial?

Since a local prosecutor has to work every day with local police, why would we ask that local prosecutor to present evidence of police misconduct to a grand jury? Does no one else see that as a conflict of interest? And why should the grand jury’s vote – like 8-4 – be kept secret? How can people have faith that justice was done?

Allan Neff

South Portland