Judge seals report pending review of motion to disqualify grand jury
In Mar. 6-12 issue By Greg Wells Times Journal Managing Editor
JAMESTOWN - A grand jury investigation has ended, but their report has not been released.
Last year's Russell County Grand Jury was held over into this year to look into allegations by James S, Faller II and others alleging corruption and misconduct by local and state law enforcement officers.
After several meetings since the first of the year, the grand jury was in session almost three hours before returning their unanimous report Monday night to Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard.
After releasing the jurors, Miniard said, "I may be calling you back individually, but I'm going to do some research."
The judge clarified that the jury members' terms were up, but that he may have questions for them regarding the proceedings.
Miniard ordered the report sealed in response to new allegations by Faller.
Faller filed a motion on Feb. 28 alleging that pressure has been brought against one of the members of the grand jury to discredit his and other witnesses allegations in the proceedings.
He also alleges that the Special Prosecutor and a Kentucky Bureau of Investigation agent involved in the grand jury investigation, John Dudinskie, acted both improperly and illegally.
In this and other pleadings, Faller has claimed harassment and intimidation from several police officers against himself and others.
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