Special grand jury convened in Lee County


OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A special grand jury has been convened in Lee County, but prosecutors aren't saying what it is about.

Al.com (http://bit.ly/19KjNeu ) reports that court records show Circuit Judge Jacob Walker III signed an order July 29 empaneling the grand jury at the request of the state government. Members of the grand jury were selected from potential jurors who reported for jury duty Monday, according to the records.

A spokeswoman for state Attorney General Luther Strange declined comment. Lee County District Attorney Robert Treese did the same.

The dean of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, John Carroll, said special grand juries are usually used for complex cases that will require the presentation of evidence over a long period of time.

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