Tag: Tamir Rice

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 The $500 for Rice’s ambulance bill, which has since been withdrawn, included $450 for life support he received…

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland is Fired, Charged With Perjury

State trooper Brian Encinia, who arrested Sandra Bland on July 10, 2015 in Prairie View, Texas, was indicted by the Waller County grand jury on Wednesday for perjury.The grand jury has charged him for allegedly lying in an affidavit about Bland’s traffic stop, which ultimately resulted in the 28-year-old Black…

No Indictment in Tamir Rice's Murder

Protests took place in Cleveland over the weekend following the announcement from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty that the grand jury would not indict the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Nov. 2014. McGinty said in a statement last Monday, “The state must be…