(I’ll interrupt the regularly scheduled program, cop21 part III)
(i can’t get it to embed)
“Both analyses, released over the weekend by attorneys representing the Rice family, concluded that the responding police officers —Timothy Loehmann, who fired at Tamir, and Frank Garmback, who was driving the squad car — acted in ways that led to a use of force that was neither reasonable nor necessary.
The analyses stand in stark contrast to three independent reports commissioned and released earlier this year by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty. Those reports concluded that officer Loehmann didn’t act unreasonably in shooting the 12-year-old. Legal representatives for the Rice family questioned the prosecutor’s release of the reports, saying McGinty’s actions indicated “an improper attempt to exonerate the officers,” according to Zoe Salzman, an attorney at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff and Abady, a New York law firm representing Tamir’s mother and sister.
In response, McGinty’s office invited the Rice family to submit analysis from their own experts, a move Salzman called “highly unusual [and] perhaps unprecedented.” The length of time that has passed and the release to the public of various opinions on the case — in contrast with the usually secretive grand jury process designed to secure indictments — has lead to calls from the Rice family and local community advocates for McGinty to step aside in favor of a special prosecutor.”
for the ‘defense’ of the ‘peace officers’. “enhanced”???