11:56 AM / Monday August 15, 2022

12 Jun 2015

Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy’s shooting

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
June 12, 2015 Category: Stateside Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tamir Rice  (AP Photo)

By Mark Gillispie


Associated Press

CLEVELAND — A group has gone to court to try to get two Cleveland police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun. A legal expert and even attorneys pushing for the action say the case must go through a grand jury to obtain a felony indictment against the officers.

The group announced Tuesday at a news conference that it filed documents in Cleveland Municipal Court that ask a judge to rule there is probable cause to arrest the officers for the death of Tamir Rice. Tamir was shot outside a recreation center in November within two seconds of a police cruiser skidding to a stop near the boy.

A Cleveland law school professor says the group’s court filing isn’t a substitute for a grand jury.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


The 2022 Dell Music Concert Series: a review

August 14, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: The incomparable Gladys Knight entertains crowds at the Dell Music Center’s...

Week In Review

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, the parents of Ahmaud Arbery, address...


The value of culturally competent care: How centering health equity can improve quality and lower costs

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Sanchez  BPT By Daniel Sanchez Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Health...


Mastriano, Pa. nominee, cuts short interview with 1/6 panel

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Doug Mastriano, speaks at an event on July 1, 2022, at...

Color Of Money

Three ways to protect against social engineering attacks

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The foundation of all human relationships is trust. But our tendency to...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Guacamole with White Peaches

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Apple Tea What’s Cookin’?: 7...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff