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Prosecutor: No Charges Against Police in Tamir Rice Killing

Tamir Rice, shot dead by police while carrying fake gunSounds like the prosecutor McGinty was really acting as the cops defence attorney more than a prosecutor.

After more than a year of investigation, a Cleveland grand jury declined to bring charges against either of the two police officers involved in the November 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was playing with a toy weapon in a park.

Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced the decision Monday afternoon, adding that he did not recommend that grand jury bringing charges and that he believes both of the Cleveland police officers involved were reasonable in their belief that Rice had a real weapon.

“The outcome will not cheer anyone, nor should it,” said McGinty, who called the shooting a “perfect storm of human error.”

Seems police can kill with impunity. It was clear from his comments that Prosecutor McGinty had no intention of getting an indictment in the Tamir Rice Murder. McGinty said Tamir Rice should have known better before playing in the park because he “looked older”.


 

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