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Tamir Rice's Family Wants Case Reopened

Ask Justice Department for new investigation of boy's shooting by police in Cleveland

(Newser) - The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice , who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014, asked the Justice Department on Friday to reopen the case into his death after it was closed in the waning weeks of the Trump administration, per the AP . In late 2020, federal prosecutors said...

No Federal Charges in Tamir Rice Case
No Federal Charges
in Tamir Rice Case

No Federal Charges in Tamir Rice Case

Justice Department closes case involving Cleveland 12-year-old

(Newser) - Tamir Rice would have turned 18 this year. But the Cleveland boy died at 12, shot by a police officer less than two seconds after cops arrived at the park where he was playing with a toy gun in broad daylight. On Tuesday, the Justice Department closed the case without...

Audio Was Cut, Valedictorian Says, at Mention of 'Tamir Rice'

Unfinished speech also mentioned victims of mass shootings

(Newser) - "To the kids that were murdered in senseless mass shootings; to Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and all the other children who became victims of injustice," a high school valedictorian in Dallas began saying Saturday. Then her microphone was cut, NBC reports. Rooha Haghar tweeted an account and a...

Randy Moss Goes With Statement Tie at HOF Induction

'I just wanted these family members to know they're not alone'

(Newser) - Randy Moss spoke for 17 minutes at his NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night—but his tie had even more to say. The wide receiver wore a tie with the names of a dozen black men and women who were killed by police, died in custody, or, in...

Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice Fired
Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice Fired

Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice Fired

Timothy Loehmann fired for omitting info on application to join Cleveland PD

(Newser) - More than two years after fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann has been fired, Cleveland.com reports. According to WKYC , Loehmann wasn't fired for Tamir Rice's death but rather because the investigation into it led officials to discover he wasn'...

In 2 Years, Cops Killed 86 People Carrying Fake Guns

May be 'virtually impossible' for police to tell real firearms from phony ones at a distance

(Newser) - Tamir Rice was one of the highest-profile examples of a person carrying a fake weapon who was gunned down by cops, but as the Washington Post reports in an exclusive, he was far from the only one. Those statistics, per the Post's internal database of US fatal police shootings,...

Tamir Rice Family to Get $6M From Cleveland

City agrees to settle federal lawsuit over boy's shooting

(Newser) - The city of Cleveland will pay the family of Tamir Rice $6 million over the boy's fatal shooting in 2014, reports CNN . The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by the family after a trainee police officer shot and killed Tamir at a city park. Under the settlement—Tamir'...

Black-ish Nails Episode on Police Brutality

Positive reactions flooding in

(Newser) - On Wednesday night, ABC's Black-ish aired a ripped-from-the-headlines show that some might call a "very special episode." The entire half-hour featured the sitcom family sitting in the living room watching the news to see if a police officer would be indicted in a police brutality case. The...

Cleveland Mayor Apologizes for Ambulance Bill Sent to Tamir Rice

It was apparently a miscommunication

(Newser) - Cleveland is sorry for sending an ambulance bill to the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by a city police officer while he held a pellet gun. After news broke of the $500 claim filed against Rice's estate, Mayor Frank Jackson apologized Thursday, Cleveland 19 reports. The...

Cleveland Billed Tamir Rice for His Ambulance Ride

Cleveland seeks $500 from 12-year-old's estate

(Newser) - In a move that the family's lawyer says "adds insult to homicide," Cleveland has billed a 12-year-old boy for the ambulance he was placed in after being fatally shot by a city police officer. The $500 claim filed against the estate of Tamir Rice on Wednesday includes...

If Tamir Rice Were White, He'd Be Alive

'NYT' editorial board says case shows 'utter disregard' for black lives

(Newser) - "Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country." That's the assertion put forth by the New York Times editorial board as it argues that the entire case...

Tamir's Family Has Strong Words for Prosecutor

They accuse Tim McGinty of 'abusing' grand jury

(Newser) - A grand jury on Monday declined to indict a white police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, and now his family has a few words about the case. In a statement, Tamir's family says it was "saddened and disappointed by this outcome—but not surprised." It...

Cops Won't Face Charges in Shooting of Tamir Rice

Grand jury opts not to indict

(Newser) - A grand jury has declined to indict a rookie Cleveland police officer or his partner for their roles in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice , a black youngster who was holding what turned out to be a pellet gun. Patrolman Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir Rice seconds after a...

Expert: Tamir Rice Had Hands in Pockets When Shot by Cop

Expert also found he was shot less than one second after cop opened his car door

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy killed by Cleveland police last year had his hands in his pockets when he was shot and wasn't reaching for the pellet gun he was carrying, according to an expert hired by the boy's family to review a frame-by-frame video of the deadly encounter. Tamir...

Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice Tells His Story

'The threat ... was real and active,' says Timothy Loehmann

(Newser) - The two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice are telling their side of the story for the first time. In two statements, officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback say they were investigating a report of a "guy with a gun" in a park outside...

Tamir Rice Shooting Justified: Reports

Cop acted reasonably, given what he knew in the situation

(Newser) - The death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of a Cleveland police officer "was tragic and, indeed, when one considers his age, heartbreaking," but it was justified given what Officer Timothy Loehmann knew at the time of the shooting, independent inquiries have found. "Officer Loehmann's...

Judge: Cops in Tamir Rice Case Should Be Charged

But he doesn't have the authority to make it happen.

(Newser) - A judge said today that enough evidence exists to charge two white policemen in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland—a move the AP calls a "largely symbolic" ruling because he can't compel prosecutors to charge them. Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine ruled there's...

Little-Used Ohio Law Invoked in Tamir Rice Case

Frustrated activists want to bypass prosecutors

(Newser) - It has been more than six months since a rookie cop shot a 12-year-old boy to death in Cleveland—and community leaders are tired of waiting for prosecutors to act. They plan to use a little-known and little-used Ohio law to go directly to a judge to have the officers...

Cleveland: Tamir Rice Death 'Directly Caused by Own Acts'

City has 20 answers for family's wrongful death lawsuit

(Newser) - The city of Cleveland has responded to Tamir Rice's family's wrongful death lawsuit, and in it the city contends that the 12-year-old's death and the family's suffering "were directly and proximately caused by their own acts, not this Defendant." It further faults Tamir, who...

Cleveland Cops Tackled, Cuffed Dying Boy's Sister

They made no attempt to help Tamir Rice

(Newser) - A lawyer for Tamir Rice 's family calls it the cruelest thing he's ever seen. In newly released surveillance video, two Cleveland police officers can be seen pushing the boy's 14-year-old sister to the ground as she tried to run to her brother's side just 90...

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