“We are all voting, taxpaying citizens who gave up a year of our time to serve on this Special Purpose Grand Jury,” the letter said. “We made recommendations for the betterment of DeKalb County and believe that this information needs to be made public without delay.”
Judge Scott could not be reached for comment and it is unclear whether the report will be unsealed next week once the 10 days granted to Ellis and Ross expires.
Lawyers for Ellis and attorney Kevin Ross sought to keep the report out of public view because they contend they should be able to read the report to determine if the special grand jury exceeded its authority, according to court filings.
The special purpose grand jury cannot recommend criminal charges. But its findings can be presented to a sitting grand jury, which has the authority to issue criminal indictments.