Last week it was Sandra Bland.
This week it’s Tamir Rice.
Again, there will be no indictments for the police officers involved in questionable death of a black person.
The prosecutor, Tim McGinty made the announcement Monday afternoon.
“Based on the evidence they heard and on the law as it applies to police use of deadly force, the Grand Jury declined to bring criminal charges against Cleveland Police Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. That was also my recommendation and that of our office after reviewing the investigation and the law.”
McGinty said that he had just informed Tamir’s mother of the decision and that the conversation was a tough one.
He said he told the mother that while it was a difficult decision, to charge the officers would be a miscarriage of justice.
“The State must be able to show that the officers acted outside the constitutional boundaries set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunication by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police.”
Don Lemon: No Indictments in Tamir Rice Case, Now What? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com