Thursday, March 28, 2013
From the Indiana Supreme Court comes a decision that succinctly states its conclusion:
When a prosecutor has neither filed a charge nor initiated a grand jury proceeding, may she nevertheless petition a court to compel a party to testify under a grant of use immunity, when that party is the primary target of the investigation and has asserted the constitutional privilege against self - incrimination? We think not.
The matter involves an infant who was removed from her parents' care after puncture wounds were seen by medical staff at a hospital. (Mike Frisch)