MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For 12-year-old Tamir Rice, it was simply carrying a toy handgun. For Eric Garner, it was allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. For Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Ahmaud...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —
A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She couldn’t eat and she couldn’t sleep, jolting awake an hour after going to bed. Kelly Bundy felt haunted by the people who died by police bullets, or had an officer’s...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For a fourth day in a row, Floridians held rallies on Tuesday to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who pleaded for air while a white...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police chief will not discipline a police supervisor who detained a 12-year-old black youth's sister the day the youth was fatally shot by a white police officer while...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A union representing the white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center, will ask...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An arbitrator correctly decided that the white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child, should have been fired by the city for omissions...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a black 12-year-old fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer has released a booklet to show children how they should interact with...
CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story published Nov. 20, 2019, about the Tamir Rice Legacy Fund, The Associated Press reported money from the fund will be used to create a youth cultural center. The story...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's Civilian Police Review Board is recommending discipline for a police supervisor who detained a 12-year-old black boy's sister the day the boy was fatally shot by a...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a white policeman in Cleveland is being rebuilt in Chicago as a temporary memorial and meeting spot.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas school officials have apologized after a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted by her principal when she read the names of shooting victims Trayvon...
DALLAS (AP) — School officials in Dallas say they're investigating why a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted after she said the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old black boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer wants the police union to stop trying to overturn the officer's firing.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A police union says it has appealed the firing of a white Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An arbitrator says the white officer who was fired after fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun won't get back his job with Cleveland police.
Timothy Loehmann was cleared in the shooting of Tamir Rice but was fired in May 2017 for failing to disclose to Cleveland that he'd been previously forced out by another department.
BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun has decided not to accept a part-time position with a small southeast Ohio department.
BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by a police department in a small Ohio village.
The Times Leader reports Bellaire's police chief confirmed Friday he hired Timothy Loehmann as a part-time officer.
Richard Flanagan said Loehmann was never charged in Tamir's death and deserves a second chance.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer who was disciplined for his role in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice has seen his suspension cut in half.
Cleveland.com reports documents released Tuesday show an arbitrator has reduced Officer Frank Garmback's suspension from 10 days to five.
Garmback was disciplined for driving too close to Tamir just seconds before the boy was killed.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Walk in the front door of 6117 St. Clair Avenue today, and you'll see an empty space with a patterned linoleum floor and nicked paneling that covers nearly every wall of the two-story brick building.
Samaria Rice sees something different.
The mother of Tamir Rice envisions a warm and energetic space filled with children. They are painting and drawing with pastels. They are beating on African drums and bowing violins. They are performing plays they created in an intimate theater.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two recent encounters at a Philadelphia Starbucks and a Pennsylvania golf club that led to allegations of racism against black patrons escalated into full-blown confrontations when people decided to call 911 to report incidents that clearly weren't emergencies.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut chapter of the NAACP is holding its first criminal justice reform summit to call attention to the disproportionate imprisonment of African-Americans.
The "Nothing About Us Without Us" event began Friday and is set to continue Saturday at Hillhouse High School in New Haven.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has ruled against the Cleveland NAACP's request to release the full transcript from the grand jury that declined to indict two white officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Cleveland.com reports the appeals court ruled unanimously on Thursday the NAACP did not show it was entitled to copies of the transcript.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An emergency medical services captain fired over Facebook posts about a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white police officer is suing the city of Cleveland.
Cleveland.com reports Jamie Marquardt's federal lawsuit filed on Monday says the posts, including one saying Marquardt was glad Tamir Rice was dead, were put on his Facebook account by someone else. Marquardt later deleted the posts.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TOP COMMUNICATIONS AIDE EXITING WHITE HOUSE
The news comes as the president considers a broader shake-up amid rising anxiety over investigations into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose that he had been forced out of another department before Cleveland hired him, while his partner was suspended for driving too close to the 12-year-old seconds before the boy was killed.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline against officers Timothy Loehmann, who shot the boy, and Frank Garmback, who was driving the cruiser.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a Cleveland police officer involved in the shooting of Tamir Rice (all times local):
A police union president says the firing of the white officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy was "unjustified" and "politically motivated."
Officer Fired, 2nd Suspended After Rice Shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The artist of a painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice has withdrawn the piece from a Pittsburgh arts festival after an outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.
Tom Megalis' painting "Within 2 Seconds, the Shooting of Tamir Rice" was among 54 works accepted into this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival, according to the Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2rYaza8).
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers' statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them.
The interviews contain no new significant details about the shooting.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor plans a roundtable discussion on police-community relations in Cincinnati.
Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has a Monday afternoon session with law enforcement and community leaders in a city that has drawn praise for improvements in police and community links.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to a white police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy outside a recreation center has been suspended for eight days.
Police Chief Calvin Williams found in a disciplinary letter dated March 10 that Constance Hollinger violated protocol the day of the shooting of Tamir Rice, who had been playing with a pellet gun.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The 911 dispatcher who took the call that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a patrol officer faces a possible suspension for what the city said was her failure to pass on relevant information to another dispatcher.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million in a little over two years to settle lawsuits over police misconduct.
The list of 26 cases compiled by Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2l3Mr0R ) includes a $6 million settlement of a lawsuit against the city filed by the family of Tamir Rice. The 12-year-old black boy was fatally shot by a white officer while playing with a pellet gun at a recreation center.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a mentally ill woman who suffocated while handcuffed by Cleveland police says she wants the officers prosecuted after settling a lawsuit Monday for $2.25 million, the latest large settlement with the city over allegations of police misconduct.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NAACP in Cleveland wants a judge to release the full transcript from the grand jury that declined to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of Tamir Rice is upset that a police officer who shot and killed her 12-year-old son will again avoid charges in the shooting that contributed to the national outcry over minorities dying at the hands of police.
Cleveland officials said Friday that the rookie patrolman will face internal discipline charges over accusations of lying on his police application, but he won't face an internal review for his use of force.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is urging Ohio law enforcement agencies to adopt new statewide standards governing the use of deadly force, body cameras, hiring and other policies ahead of a March deadline.
An advisory board commissioned by Gov. John Kasich created the standards after a series of fatal police shootings, including the 2014 death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Internal disciplinary charges have been brought against two white police officers involved in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center, city officials said. But a police union said the officer who fatally shot the boy "did nothing wrong that day."
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney is renewing his call for the firing of the two white Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed while playing with a pellet gun outside a city recreation center.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has approved the settlement of a lawsuit against Cleveland filed by the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white officer while playing with a pellet gun at a recreation center.
Cleveland agreed in April to settle the lawsuit over Tamir's 2014 death and pay $6 million over two years. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2gJBWzo ) a Cuyahoga County Probate Court judge approved the settlement Wednesday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Family and supporters of Tamir Rice staged a sit-in outside Cleveland's First District Police Headquarters to mark the two-year anniversary of when the 12-year-old was fatally shot by police.
Rice was shot by police outside the Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22, 2014. Investigators say the boy was handling a pellet gun, which the officers believed was a real firearm.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Samaria Rice is trying to find a path forward for herself and her family two years after her 12-year-old son, Tamir, was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun at the city recreation where he played nearly every day.
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Policing in the United States' minority communities has been a flashpoint since the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri, Tamir Rice in Ohio, Sandra Bland in Texas and others. The increasing number of graphic photos and videos depicting the deaths of black men, women and children at the hands of police officers has sparked unrest around the nation. The perception that law enforcement officers are rarely, if ever, punished for what some consider unethical behavior, brutality and even criminal acts against black Americans has led to the rise of new social and civil rights movements like Black Lives Matter.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Tyre King by a Columbus police officer Wednesday has drawn comparisons to the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. Both boys were black and both had replica firearms tucked in their waistbands when they were shot. The officers who shot them are white. There also are differences surrounding the two shootings, the children, and the officers. Here are some highlights:
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TRUMP NOW BELIEVES OBAMA WAS BORN IN THE U.S.
Despite a statement to this effect from his campaign spokesman, the GOP presidential hopeful has yet to confirm it himself.
2. PROBE ONGOING INTO FATAL POLICE SHOOTING OF COLUMBUS BOY
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. CLINTON RETURNS TO CAMPAIGN TRAIL CLAIMING FRESH PERSPECTIVE
The Democratic candidate says her doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why she's running and vowed to give Americans "something to vote for, not just against."
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A black boy. A white Ohio police officer. A pellet gun that looked like a real weapon. And a deadly shooting.
In a killing with unavoidable echoes of the Tamir Rice case out of Cleveland, a Columbus officer responding to a report of a $10 armed robbery shot a 13-year-old boy Wednesday night after the youngster pulled a BB gun from his waistband that looked "practically identical" to the weapon police use, authorities say.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Work began Wednesday on dismantling a gazebo outside a Cleveland recreation center where a 12-year-old black boy was fatally shot by a white policeman in preparation for it to be reassembled outside a Chicago arts organization.