Tamir Rice

Here is more info on Tamir Rice.

On November 24, Cleveland officials announced that a grand jury would hear the case of Tamir Rice.  They will decide whether police officers Loehmann or Garmback will be charged with Rice’s death.  Both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

On December 5, Rice’s family filed a wrongful death claim against Loehmann, Garmback, and the city of Cleveland in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio.

The eight-page claim accused Loehmann and Garmback of acting “unreasonably, negligently [and] recklessly” and that “[h]ad the defendant officers properly approached Tamir and properly investigated his possession of the replica gun they would undoubtedly have determined … that the gun was fake and that the subject was a juvenile”.  It also accused the city of Cleveland for failing to properly train both officers, as well as failing to learn about the Independence city internal memo made of Loehmann.

Also, dozens of people showed up for a morning rally outside the Cudell Recreation Center Saturday morning in Cleveland to remember Tamir Rice.  A contingent of residents from Ferguson, Missouri were also at the rally in Cleveland.

There were also protests in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.

David Pakman video.



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