The county prosecutor’s office received information Wednesday morning suggesting that a juror may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend, office spokesman Ed Magee told The Washington Post.
At 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a woman with the Twitter handle @thesusannichols tweeted, “I know someone sitting on the grand jury of this case There isn’t enough at this point to warrant an arrest,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The @thesusannichols account has since been deleted, but activist Shaun King tweeted a screenshot of the message Wednesday afternoon.
Misconduct is no small matter, but we usually think of that being a bad thing because the prosecution is going for an unjustified indictment. So my gut reaction to this is that a silly grand juror did something stupid, but not anything that would result in an innocent person going to jail.
Investigate the matter, yes — but my second gut reaction is that it has a good chance of turning into a witch hunt as the Democrats gear up their race baiting machine for November.