Tamir Rice

Ohio establishes standards on police use of deadly force

The Dayton Daily News reports that Ohio established statewide minimum standards for police use of deadly force last Friday. An advisory panel created by Governor John Kasich in April proposed the standards, which, according to the Daily News, emphasize “the preservation of human life and restrict officers to defending themselves or others from death or serious injury.” …

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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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