Mayor Jackson: Please, Respond to the Rice Family

Mayor Jackson: Please, Respond to the Rice Family

It has been more than two years since a Cleveland police officer, and his partner, took the life of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Near the 1-year anniversary of the deadly shooting, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson promised an administrative review would be conducted. The Rice family is still waiting to hear what has happened, a year later.

Did the review happen? If so, what was the outcome? We cannot even imagine the trial and tribulations the Tamir's family has gone though. Last week the family ask Mayor Jackson what, if any, progress has been made on these administrative reviews.

We would like to request that the Mayor and the Police Chief kindly give the Rice family and the public the answers they seek. The following is a letter CCPC sent to Mayor Jackson on January 9th.

Dear Mayor Frank Jackson,

It has come to our attention that the family of Tamir Rice and their attorneys have written you and Chief Calvin Williams to request a copy of the administrative review conducted on Officer Timothy Loehmann, who shot to death Tamir Rice and the other officer involved in the shooting, Frank Garmback.

You have made it clear that this process would take place and it has been more than a year since you made this promise. Please, respond to the request of the Rice family and their counsel in a timely fashion. They have endured far more than any human being should.

If your administration has failed to complete the review at this point (25 months after the deadly shooting) we feel you owe the Rice family and the public an explanation for this extreme delay as well as an update on the progress of the review.

Original letters from the Rice Family and their representatives: 

Thank you for your time.

Tristan Rader
CCPC Operations Director

Yvonka M. Hall
CCPC Outreach Director
Steve Holecko
CCPC Political Director

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