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Ga. grand jury clears police in 8 cases

By David Simpson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKALB, Ga. — A DeKalb County grand jury has found police justified in eight use-of-force cases last year, including the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man who battled several officers.

The findings are part of District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming's newly announced policy of having a grand jury review every police shooting in DeKalb and report a "civil finding" on whether it was justified — separate from any decision on whether an officer should be prosecuted for a crime.

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