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Community leaders obtain probable cause finding in Tamir Rice case using unique Ohio law

In an unusual legal move, community leaders in Cleveland sought and obtained a finding of probable cause to charge the officers involved in the  2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice using a little-known practice from an Ohio law. The statute allows private citizens to request the arrest of a person by filing affidavits with a judge, instead of going through …

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Ohio court rules Facebook profile information is admissible evidence

In a case that highlights the increasing relevance of social media to the practice of law, Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals ruled this month that the use of a Facebook profile picture to identify the perpetrator of a crime was permissible under the Ohio Rules of Evidence. The case involved Traquawn Gibson, who was convicted of …

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