Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in #TamirRice Death
June 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm
On Thursday, Judge Ronald B. Adrine in Cleveland ruled that probable cause existed to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a Tamir Rice in 2014. Rice was shot by police Officer Timothy Loehmann, while he was holding a toy gun. The judge does not have the power to order the arrests without a complaint being filed by the prosecutor. According to the Los Angeles Times, the following is the charges against the officers
Officer Timothy Loehmann – “murder, reckless homicide, negligent homicide, involuntary manslaughter and dereliction of duty”
Officer Frank Garmback – “negligent homicide and dereliction of duty”
What happens next is unclear, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. Read the judges full order via NBC here.