Grand Jury Presses for Solutions in Fatal Train Crash 2/7/13
CBS 7 News
February 7, 2013
Midland, TX- The District Attorney's Office says the report is not complete and The Grand Jury can request to meet with anyone for any reason.
The DA says the jury was focused on how to keep a tragedy like the train crash that killed four veterans from happening again through the Midland's new parade ordinance.
Assistant District Attorney Erik Kalenak says The Grand Jury met with The Midland City Attorney Keith Stretcher, Councilman Jeff Sparks and County Judge Mike Bradford to discuss preventative measures.
“The Grand Jury is an independent entity,” Kalenak said, “They’re a body of citizens representing the community.”
Kalenak adds the men where not subpoenaed, but simply asked to attend a meeting.
Councilman Sparks says they spent time looking at the ordinance and will possibly make small revisions to it before its second reading.
He says the Grand Jury also looked at who is responsible for issuing the parade permit.
“I’m highly doubtful the Jury was looking into criminal cases,” Kalenak said.
The Grand Jury will meet again on March 6 to review the case further.
The second reading of the new parade ordinance will be next Tuesday (February 12).