On November 16, 2015, ECBAWM sent a letter to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, criticizing his decision to release a third supposed “expert” report purporting to exonerate the Cleveland police officers who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014.
Like the other pro-police, so-called “expert” reports released by Prosecutor McGinty so far, this latest report relies on improper speculation and rubber stamps the officers’ blatantly improper tactics. It also goes so far as to blame 12-year-old Tamir Rice for his own death and to equate the “tragedy” of “the possibility of loss of career” for the police officers with the “tragic loss of life” of Tamir Rice.
The letter ends by renewing the Rice family’s call for McGinty to step aside and let an independent special prosecutor take over this case because his handling of this case no longer has any credibility.
This letter follows letters sent by ECBAWM on October 16 and November 9 criticizing Prosecutor McGinty’s handling of the investigation into Tamir Rice’s death.
Read ECBAWM’s November 16 letter to Prosecutor McGinty here.
Read ECBAWM’s November 9 letter to Prosecutor McGinty here.
Read ECBAWM’s October 16 letter to Prosecutor McGinty here.
ECBAWM attorneys Jonathan S. Abady, Earl S. Ward, and Zoe Salzman represent the mother, sister, and estate administrator of Tamir Rice.