Hat tip to Crustyolemothman
On Nov. 22, 2014, 12-year old Tamir Rice was in a park in Cleveland, Ohio with a toy gun. A person called 911 and told the dispatcher that the person was “probably a juvenile” and the gun was “probably fake.” The dispatcher did not relay that information over the radio.
Officers Frank Garmback and Rookie Timothy Loehmann arrived and Loehmann shot Tamir Rice, who later died from the gunshot wound.
The Cleveland police dispatcher who failed to relay all of the information was suspended for eight days.
There were filings in court where a judge found probable cause to arrest Garmback and Loehmann, however, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty did not charge the officers and a grand jury did not indict.
Tamir’s estate filed a federal lawsuit and the City of Cleveland settled for $6 million.
The Cleveland Police Union has filed suit against manufacturers of toy guns seeking to have them redesigned.
Today, May 30, 2017, Timothy Loehmann was fired from the Cleveland Police Department. His termination was for violations he committed in the course of his hiring process. Read the rest of this entry
What angers me is that there are separation of powers, and prosecutors are replacing the judiciary as interpreters. Judges have defined “reasonable” and that is also included in jury instructions in cases of this nature. Now, how can a prosecutor who has found that killing 12-year old Tamir Rice was reasonable, is going to be able to indict a ham sandwich before the grand jury?
BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Two reports done by Cuyahoga County, Ohio Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty found the shooting of Tamir Rice, by police officer Timothy Loehmann to be a “reasonable ” shooting.
For those of you whom don’t remember, Tamir Rice was a 12 year old school kid, who was playing with a toy gun, when he was gunned down in approximately three seconds by , police officer Timothy Loehmann, who was responding to a 911 call about someone walking around with a gun. Ohio by the way is an open carry state.
A grand jury will still have to make the final decision if charges will be brought against Loehmann.
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Two Reports Find Police Killing Of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice ‘Reasonable,’ Family Attorney Calls Results ‘Whitewashed’ http://bit.ly/1VLJpiV