Ohio Governor: Grand Jury Decision ‘Controversial’ in Tamir Rice Case
Jan 04, 2016 07:39 PM EST
The Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor, John Kasich, expressed his opinion regarding a 12-year old boy, Tamir Rice, death. Governor John Kasich said that the Ohio grand jury's decision about the said case was controversial.
Tamir Rice was shot and died on November 22, 2014. The said incident was captured by a nearby surveillance camera heading to leads and other evidences regarding the case. The 12-year old boy was seen carrying an airsoft pellet gun - and by then, very obvious that it was not real.
County prosecutor Timothy McGinty claimed Officer Loehmann "had a reason to fear for his life" with the pellet gun brought along by the boy and called the shooting a "perfect storm of human events."
Governor John Kasich appeared in front of everyone through NBC's show 'Meet The Press.' During the show, the Ohio governor pointed out that the case and the decision were 'controversial.' He also expressed in behalf of the protesters in Cleveland, the frustration regarding the jury's decision, NBC News shared. Moreover, Governor John Kasich is hoping that the protest should go on peacefully.
According to Cleaveland Sun Times, though there has been some expression and opinion from the Ohio governor regarding Tamir Rice's case, he did not confirm and further say if he was opposing or supporting the jury's decision. The Republican presidential candidate is seeking more understanding from people regarding the police and community.
It was noted that about 30 people marched during a rainy day in the first district of Cleveland police headquarters in lieu with the case. People have blocked the traffic to allow the said march in process. This is in support of Tamir Rice case. And in New York, about 100 protesters proceed to lower Manhattan and across Brooklyn Bridge to make the protest successful in a very peaceful form, Voice of America New reported.
The US Justice Department has announced the Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the FBI will continue a deeper investigation of the case.