Tamir Rice Family along with National/Local Activist to hold Press Conference-Friday 10/16 at the Cleveland Justice Center
On This Friday October 16, 2015 at 12:00 noon-The Tamir Rice Family including Samaria Rice along with Community Activist will conduct a Press Conference at the Justice Center calling for the local/national community to come together as they seek to educate the community about recent issues with regard to their fight to receive “Justice For Tamir.” Along those attending this special meeting will be many supporters and local/ national civil rights leadership. One important agenda item for discussion is to address community concerns with their viewpoint about the “political nature” of the newly unearthed Cleveland Head Prosecutor-Tim McGinty’s authorized report about deadly police shootings made by the two experts who defended an Ohio officer’s killing of Tamir Rice.
For their effort, they (group) also-wants to address the community members growing concerns, as they believe-This report has intensified criticisms of prosecutor for selecting a premature (one-sided) review of the 12-year-old’s death. One “alleged” expert appeared to publicly cast doubt on whether the officer who killed Rice was at fault even before he was commissioned to write a report on the case, The other had her interpretation of a key US supreme court ruling on police shootings rejected by the Justice Department as too generous to officers.
“I believe that in order for Cleveland to make sustainable change within its police department, and to improve trust within this community police officers that violate police protocol and procedures must be held accountable for their actions in a court of law.
We have remained diligent in our call for an arrest and indictment of officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback; We Still Stand Firm In This Belief.”