New York’s district attorneys association says impaneling grand juries should be a first step in “reopening” the courts after coronavirus lockdown measures expire in mid-May, at least for counties with lowered infection rates.

David Hoovler, president of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, wrote in a Monday letter that he knows of no counties that still have active grand juries impaneled. Hoovler, the district attorney in Orange County, reported that no new grand juries have been impaneled since sweeping lockdown rules were implemented.

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