A man with a CHL shoots and kills a would-be robber. The DA opts not indict him because he feels it's a justifiable homicide. Should the family of the deceased have the ability to peruse a civil case against the CHL holder?
I'm curious how, even if it was a justifiable homicide, how is it that the DA & not a jury gets to decide that. manslaughter, justifiable homicides and self - defense killings - how do they not go to a jury?
The DA can decide whether or not to send it to a grand jury.
I thought was based on amount of evidence. this sounds like the DA is judge and/or jury.
I wonder if the dead guy's family could sue the DA for not going to jury bec they believed (and say there is evidence) that it wasn't a justifiable shooting.
He should be able to sue- and lose.
No. There's absolutely no case there. The assailant attempted an act of aggression and was stopped in the process. That's pretty open and shut.
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I'm aware that they do. That doesn't change the fact that they shouldn't.
Haha, I'm sure...
I don't know the answer to this question: Do civil suits go through any sort of vetting process? Like how all criminal cases go to a grand jury before trial?