Bowman Leads Call to Reopen Tamir Rice Fatal Shooting Case

April 24, 2021

By Sile Moloney

From the article: "...McDonald testified in Washington D.C. on September 2019 during a House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Policing Practices about her research on the topic. Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff of the Center for Policing Equity, a research center founded at the University of California-Los Angeles and now based at Yale University, also testified at the same hearing. Atiba Goff refuted much of McDonald’s testimony. McDonald would later provide additional comments further to Goff’s testimony at the hearing.

According to the press release issued by Bowman’s office, last week, Rice’s family called on Attorney General Garland to reopen the investigation and convene a grand jury to consider charges against the officers who killed Tamir. In reference to this action, the signatories to the open letter wrote, “We are enheartened by the real opportunity to be stewards of our community in partnership with you. We fully support carrying out Samaria Rice’s appeal to DOJ immediately, and we further urge that the results of the investigation be made public immediately upon completion.” Samaria Rice is Tamir’s mother..."

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