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What's next in Tamir Rice case

Tamir Rice was shot by police after 911 received reports of him waving a gun (Source: Family) Tamir Rice was shot by police after 911 received reports of him waving a gun (Source: Family)

Sunday, Nov. 22 marks the one year anniversary of when a Cleveland police officer shot and killed Tamir Rice, 12. Tamir was outside the Cudell Rec Center at 1910 West Boulevard in Cleveland waving a gun, that turned out to be an airsoft pellet gun. 

Tamir died a day later at MetroHealth Medical Center

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Here's what we know about the Tamir Rice case, so far. 

The case has been presented to a grand jury. Sources confirm the grand jury hearing the Tamir Rice case has subpoenaed Officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann.

The grand jury has already heard from 911 call takers, Cleveland dispatchers and assisting officers who responded to the scene.

Samaria Rice has also been called to testify. 

The current grand jury’s session ends in December but if they need more time to hear testimony, they can receive two extensions. The first extension can be up to four months. After four months, if they still need more time to sort it all out, a second extension would allow one additional month.

After the prosecutor presents evidence, the grand jury decides if there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed and if there is a reasonable belief as to the identity of the person who committed the crime.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor has released several expert opinions on the case. 

Expert Report

The family has asked for a special prosecutor to be appointed to the case. 

Rice and Attorney Subodh Chandra have expressed concern about McGinty’s public release of what they are calling "pro-police and fundamentally-flawed reports, which they believe will taint the grand jury process."

"I believe Prosecutor McGinty is obstructing justice," said LaTonya Goldsby, Tamir's cousin. 

Initial Expert Reports

Prosecutor Tim McGinty has said he's handling the case with "transparency."

"This new, more open and transparent protocol is far superior to the former method of having the prosecutor making the decision privately in his or her office for reasons known only to him or her. Releasing police and expert reports allows the public to have knowledge of actual facts, rather than forming opinions based on rumor and innuendo. This is a far more thorough investigation than has ever been done in this county, and there has never before been such an open process,” according to a statement released earlier this month.

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