Cleveland, Ohio is seeking an outside agency to investigate the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, according to the city’s former police chief.
Officials are also hoping to secure an outside probe for investigations of all deadly use-of-force cases in the future.
According to the Huffington Post:
Michael McGrath, the city’s safety director and its former police chief, has been in talks with Cuyahoga County officials for the sheriff’s office to handle the inquiry, city spokesman Dan Ball told the Northeast Ohio Media Group for a story Thursday.
“We would like a different, outside agency to handle all deadly use of force cases,” Ball said.
Until an outside agency is appointed, Cleveland police are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence.
Incoming Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has participated in multiple meetings between Cleveland and sheriff’s officials since the shooting, said Dennis Williard, a spokesman for Budish’s…
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