Tag: Cleveland

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

The dispatcher who took the 911 call regarding Tamir Rice has been suspended for eight days. According to a disciplinary letter dated March 10, Police Chief Calvin Williams found that Constance Hollinger “engaged in improper conduct and/or procedure.” In November 2014 Hollinger received the call, in which the caller said…

Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History

The percentage of Black delegates at this year’s Republican convention in Cleveland has dropped to its lowest level in recorded history around 0.7 percent with only 18 Black delegates out of a total of 2,472. The RNC does not break out Latino or Asian delegates, and the breakout of those…

Tamir Rice Family to Receive $6 Million in Settlement

The city of Cleveland will pay Tamir Rice’s family $6 million in a wrongful death suit following the boy’s shooting death in 2014. The settlement, which was announced Monday morning, will be paid out in two separate sums of $3 million — one in 2016 and one in 2017. The…

Cleveland EMS Captain Fired for Facebook Post about Tamir Rice

By Sheryl Estrada Tamir Rice Following an internal investigation by the city of Cleveland, Jamie Marquardt, a captain for Cleveland’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS), whose job it is to save lives, was fired for saying in a Facebook post he wished he’d killed a 12-year-old Black boy, Tamir Rice. “The…

Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

By Sheryl Estrada Tuesday’s presidential primary resulted in both Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Timothy McGinty losing their seats. Citizens dissatisfied with their handling of police-related deaths of young Black males used their ballots to protest. Laquan McDonald #ByeAnita was trending on Twitter Tuesday…

Cleveland Charges Tamir Rice's Family for Rice's Ambulance Ride

The city of Cleveland has apologized to the family of Tamir Rice after sending the 12-year-old boy’s estate a $500 claim for “emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.” The $500 for Rice’s ambulance bill, which has since been withdrawn, included $450 for life support he received…

School District Employee Calls Tamir Rice's Mom 'Stupid B**ch'

By Sheryl Estrada Samaria Rice While Samaria Rice continues to cope with the death of her 12-year-old son Tamir, a Cleveland resource officer decided to degrade her on his Facebook page, accusing her of just being out for money. Matthew Cicero, who works for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),…