Breaking News

Grand Jury Will Not Seek Charges Against Cleveland Cop
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Tamir Rice

Summary: Over a year after a boy was shot and killed by a Cleveland cop for pulling a realistic toy gun from his pants, criminal charges will not be brought against the cop that pulled the trigger.

A rookie Cleveland Cop shot and killed a 12-year-old boy a year ago. The boy, Tamir Rice, happened to be an African American playing with a toy gun while the officer, Officer Timothy Loehmann, happened to be white.

  
What
Where


The local grand jury has decided that criminal charges will not be brought against Loehmann. The decision comes after enhanced video shows Rice reaching into his waistband for the toy, which the officer would not have been able to distinguish between real and fake.

Trial for Baltimore Cop in Freddie Gray Case Ends as a Mistrial

When Loehmann and his partner happened upon Rice, he was pointing his gun at imaginary villains and playing with snowballs. The gun was appeared to be real, giving the officers just seconds to respond when they were reasonably afraid for their safety and justified in responding with what ended up being deadly force. They have received a call about a man with a gun outside a local recreation center however Loehmann and his partner were not told by the dispatcher that the man may just be a child with a toy gun. They were only aware of an “active shooter” situation.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Black Teens Killed by Cops 21 Times More Than White Teens

When the officers arrived they repeatedly asked Rice to show his hands, but he instead reached into his waistband. When his elbow started to move up with the toy gun in his hand, Loehmann had no choice but to fire shots.



Looking back it is easier to assume that Rice was trying to show the officers that the gun was a toy, but there was no way for the officers to know that. They only saw a large 175-pound boy in size 12 shoes standing in front of them.

Former FAMU Football Player, Unarmed, Seeking Help, Shot Dead By Cops

Rice’s mother Samaria was understandably upset by the news, wanting someone to be held accountable for the death of her child.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/12/28/tamir-rice-grand-jury-announcement-expected-monday/

Photo: theweeklychallenger.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MD-Baltimore

Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Transactional Real Estate Attorney with 5+ years of experience

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of boutique firm is seeking a transactional real estate attorney 5+ years of ex...

Apply Now

Business Transactions Attorney Partner

USA-OR-Portland

Portland office of our client seeks business transactions attorney partner with 4+ years of experien...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 7 to 10 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Associate Attorney – 3 to 5 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth   ...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-TX-Dallas

Litigation Attorney   Dallas, TX One of Texas\' largest Personal Injury Law Firms se...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top