Petition to Pursue Justice for Tamir Rice
To: Michael O’Malley, Law Director, City of Parma
We, the undersigned residents, and registered voters of Cuyahoga County, ask that, upon taking office as Cuyahoga County Prosecutor in January, 2017, you immediately act to pursue justice in the unresolved case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by two Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, and Frank Garmback; while playing by himself in the picnic shelter outside Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22, 2014.
Specifically, we ask that upon you taking the oath of office; that you release in full, the transcripts of the proceedings of the prior Grand Jury convened by your predecessor, Timothy McGinty. Second, we ask that upon taking office that, based on the finding by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine that probable cause exists to charge officer Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback with serious crimes, including murder, that you convene a new Grand Jury to indict these officers and force them to defend their actions in open court.
Unless police are held accountable for such unwarranted use of deadly force, and the violation of police policy and procedures; there is no question but that tragedies like this will continue to happen.