Member Of Grand Jury That Declined To Indict Cop In Teen’s Dying Meets With Boy’s Cousin
On Feb. 8, 2016, Austin Law enforcement Officer Geoffrey Freeman fatally shot 17-year-outdated David Joseph. Four months afterwards, a Travis County grand jury declined to indict the officer for his dying.
In December, KUT aired a story about Joseph’s cousin Vanessa Bissereth who expended far more than a year striving to memorialize his existence. She labored to have a mural painted in his honor. She achieved with regional politicians and drafted police reform. Nothing at all altered.
After hearing the story, a grand juror who served on the Freeman situation arrived at out to KUT. We set her in touch with Bissereth, and the two agreed to satisfy. KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy was existing and recorded the conversation.
Hear to their conversation underneath.
Grand jury proceedings are mystery, and jurors can experience fines or jail time for discussing facts that is not public. For this explanation, the juror spoke only about areas of the case KUT was equipped to independently verify, and KUT is not revealing her name.