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Tamir Rice update: Sherriff’s investigation concludes

Photo credit: Tamir’s Legacy – Justice for Tamir Rice Facebook

Photo credit: Tamir’s Legacy – Justice for Tamir Rice Facebook

It has taken over eight months but the investigation into the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a White Cleveland police officer has been completed. Now it will be up to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to ask a grand jury to bring criminal charges. “In accordance with our office policy, we will review the investigation, do additional investigation if it is needed, and present everything to the grand jury,” McGinty said in a statement.

The news came as a relief to members of Rice’s family with family attorney Walter Madison calling the recent news “significant.” A close watch is being kept on the case of Officer Timothy Loehmann because of the failure of grand juries to indict police officers after controversial killings of Blacks.  In the case of Tamr Rice, he was playing with a toy gun in a park when Loehmann pulled up in a squad car and gunned the boy down without warning. The entire incident was captured on surveillance footage and caused national outrage. The completion of the investigation has come one week after an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Justice Department about changes in police policy concerning use of force and policing communities of color.



4 Comments

  1. honeybutter on June 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    to me this case should have set off world wide support and protest even more than mike brown .. ferguson residents were just tired of police harrassment down there which set off those riots ,in the case of tamir rice ,, no one rioted why i have no idea but this childs case should have been the case to name cases .RODNEY KING BEAT, AND ALL THE OTHERS PUT TOGETHER WAS NOT NEARLY AS TRAGICAL AS THE EXECUTION OF A CHILD ON AMERICAN SOIL A GRADE SCHOOL BOY ., AT THAT . WHAT ARE WE THINKING . . OVIOUS WE NEVER HAD OUR PRIORITIES TO GETHER OR THE KKK WOULD NOT BE WEARING POLICE UNIFORMS SITTING IN JUDGE CHAMBERS AND ON THE CITY PROSECUTOR TEAMS .. trust me this miscarriage of justice is administered far beyond city hall and a police chief or mayors reach . ..this organization is heavey you can cut the head off the snake but unless you burn him its alive still …. … we have to kill the monster by destroying the monster completely . .. RACISM HAS TO GO IN AMERICA OR ELSE FORGET DAM JUSTICE

  2. lottogirl846 on June 4, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Maybe now they will be able to bury their son.

  3. La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith on June 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I honestly am so taken back by this and it’s all of our fault. Everyone who can vote but doesn’t for one excuse or another. The problem with this is as are one country but every state governs themselves which is dumb. One thing they all have in common is they all seen to have a negative tone about black n brown ppl. We make it easier when we do it amongst ourselves. If we all look at one another for the humans that we r and realize we all bleed red, our hearts r on the left side and we cannot live without breathing then maybe we’ll learn to at least respect one another