New Tamir Rice petition calls for new grand jury on officers’ conduct

Tamir Rice
Tamir Rice

source: Cleveland.com
published: 27 May 2016

Activists have created a new petition in the name of Tamir Rice, this time asking Cuyahoga County’s Democratic nominee for prosecutor to press on with a criminal case against two police officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting death.

The change.org petition asks Michael O’Malley, who is running unopposed in the November general election, to expose transcripts of grand jury proceedings from the investigation into Tamir’s death.

O’Malley beat incumbent prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty in a primary election that analysts believe was influenced by McGinty’s decision not to recommend criminal indictments against the two officers involved in the Nov. 22, 2014 shooting outside Cudell Recreation Center.

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Man shot by police in Wood Green prison escape plot not holding gun

Jermaine Baker
Jermaine Baker

source: BBC News published: 11 May 2016

A man shot dead by police as they foiled an attempt to help a prisoner escape, was not holding an imitation gun found in the car, a jury has heard.

As police moved in the replica Uzi machine gun was found in the back of the car in Wood Green, north London.

Jermaine Baker, 28, was sitting in the front passenger seat when was killed by a single shot on 11 December 2015. Ozcan Eren, 31, of Wood Green, and Eren Hayser, 25, of Enfield, deny trying to help free Izzet Eren last year.

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Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland to settle with $6M

Tamir Rice
Tamir Rice

source: CNN.com
published: 26 April 2016

The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by police gunfire in November 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court.

According to terms of the settlement, the city acknowledges no fault in Tamir’s death, which came after a 911 caller told of someone in a city park brandishing what appeared to be a toy gun.

Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to the call. Police said the boy was pulling out what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot.

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