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Yes, if a prosecutor feels they have enough evidence to try for an indictment they can proceed to the grand jury.
The issue of evidence being redacted or removed is a major issue. The prosecutor should speak to Internal Affairs and have an official investigation launched into whoever the officers are withholding information.
It's not only a violation of the officer's oath, it's also illegal and an obstruction of justice.
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