'Cleveland 8' to appeal judge's decision in Tamir Rice case

'Cleveland 8' to appeal judge's decision in Tamir Rice case
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police at Cudell Rec Center in November 2014. (Source: Family)

The group known as the "Cleveland 8," a group of clergy and activists, has plans to appeal Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine's decision in the Tamir Rice case.

The "Cleveland 8" filed a notice of appeal with the Municipal Court, hoping to compel the court to arrest the two officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir.

Judge Adrine issued a ruling on June 11 that there was probable cause for a number of charges against the two officers involved in the fatal shooting though he has no authority to prosecute.

The "Cleveland 8" released a video and open letter Wednesday criticizing what they call the abuse of the grand jury process in the case.

The open letter claims municipal and county prosecutors disregarded Judge Adrine's ruling.

Tamir Rice was shot and killed on November 22, 2014, by Officer Timothy Loehmann.

Officer Loehmann and Officer Frank Garmback responded to the Cudell Rec Center after someone called 911 to say a male was waving a gun.

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