Grand Jury Takes No Action in Ronnie White Case

Deliberations end; case continues

Friday, Dec 12, 2008  |  Updated 7:39 PM EDT
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Grand Jury Takes No Action in Ronnie White Case

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Ronnie White was in jail on charges that he killed a police officer when he was found dead.

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Grand Jury Takes No Action in Ronnie White Case

A grand jury has concluded its deliberation in the Ronnie White death investigation case and no action has been taken, but the case is still ongoing, according to sources.
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A grand jury has concluded its deliberation in the Ronnie White death investigation case and no action has been taken, but the case is still ongoing, according to sources. 
 

The grand jury did not hear enough evidence to bring down indictments in the case, sources said.
 
“The investigation’s ongoing,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey. “We still have some work left to do, but at the appropriate time I’ll certainly make an announcement to the public and explain where we stand and release all of the information we can.”
 
White was found dead in his jail cell in the maximum-security section of the Prince George's Corrections Center on June 29, two days after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly running down and killing Prince George's County police Cpl. Richard Findley... police .
 
The state medical examiner ruled White's death a homicide, but correctional officers said White committed suicide.  White suffered two broken bones in his neck and died of asphyxiation caused by strangulation, according to the medical examiner.
 
Three corrections guards on duty the morning of White's death have been questioned. Attorneys for the guards said they are not guilty of anything. The guards have not been suspended from their duties during the course of this investigation.
 
Corrections Officer Russell Hardesty was stationed in the control booth. Officers Ramon Davis and Anthony McIntosh were assigned to patrol the ground level and another tier. Those three officers would have had the best access to see anyone entering or leaving White's cell. were assigned to patrol the ground level and another tier. Those three officers would have had the best access to see anyone entering or leaving White's cell. were assigned to patrol the ground level and another tier. Those three officers would have had the best access to see anyone entering or leaving White's cell. and were assigned to patrol the ground level and another tier. Those three officers would have had the best access to see anyone entering or leaving White's cell.
 
Prosecutors have failed, according to Bobby Henry, the attorney for the White family.
 
“The thing that this grand jury said was that they were not given enough evidence to determine who committed the murder,” he said.
 
The FBI and the Maryland State Police are still working the investigation and plan to present the final information on the case in the near future, sources said.
 
A new grand jury is convening and a new term has begun.

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