Framing a child for his own murder
reports on the blame that Cleveland police and city officials are heaping on Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy killed by police last year.
BLAMING A child for his own murder.
That’s the only way to interpret the language in a court document files by the city of Cleveland in response to a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by police on November 22.
Tamir was shot by officer Tim Loehmann after a call to 911 reported that someone, “probably a juvenile,” was in a park with a gun, which the caller said was “probably fake.” (The “gun” turned out to be a pellet gun.) Police drove up to the scene, and within two seconds of getting out of the patrol car, Loehmann opened fire…
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