Independent Experts Call Tamir Rice Shooting “Objectively Unreasonable”


Tamir Rice was 12-years-old when he was shot and killed by police. (photo: David Maxwell/EPA)
Tamir Rice was 12-years-old when he was shot and killed by police. (photo: David Maxwell/EPA)

 

Ryllie Danylko | Cleveland.com | Reader Supported News | November 29, 2015

ttorneys for the family of Tamir Rice released reports Saturday from two use-of-force experts who determined the shooting of the 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer was “objectively unreasonable.”

The reviews stand in direct contrast to three expert reports commissioned and released by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty, who Tamir’s family, activists and religious leaders have repeatedly called to remove himself from the case.

Cleveland attorney Subodh Chandra and the New York law firm of Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady have called McGinty’s expert reports “utterly biased and deeply flawed.” The attorneys represent Tamir’s mother in a pending civil lawsuit filed against the city, the two officers involved in the shooting and the Cleveland police department.

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