Cleveland Council Wants U.S. Justice To Reopen Tamir Rice Case

(Cleveland) - Cleveland City Council voted Monday to join four members of Congress, in asking that the U.S. Department of Justice reopen the case of the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by now-former Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann.

The investigation into possible federal charges was dropped by the Trump Administration's Justice Department. Some said it was a politically-oriented decision.

The resolution was sponsored by Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, who said it's the right thing to do, saying, "It's our right, and our duty, to fight for anyone from the City of Cleveland," said Conwell.

Council joins, in supporting this move, Senator Sherrod Brown, and House members Marcy Kaptur, Tim Ryan, and Joyce Beatty.

(Photo by Ken Robinson, WTAM)

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