- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - The prosecutor who recommended to a grand jury that a white police officer not be indicted for the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy, will meet with Cleveland-area ministers to discuss the decision.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/1OsWrN0 ) that the meeting between the ministers and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

A grand jury last week voted not to indict patrolman Timothy Loehmann for shooting Tamir outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014. McGinty said it’s “indisputable” that Tamir was reaching for a real-looking pellet gun tucked in his waistband when Loehmann opened fire within two seconds of a cruiser pulling next to the boy.

McGinty has been criticized by Tamir’s family and others for recommending that Loehmann and patrolman Frank Garmback not be indicted.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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