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Civil rights: February 2016 Archives

Greater Cleveland RTA And RTA Police Officer Sued For Unlawful Arrest And Assault On Citizen

Complaint alleges officer arrested and assaulted Plaintiff without probable cause; RTA suspended officer and placed him on probation for "viola[ting] departmental procedures" and "fail[ing] to control the situation that led to an escalation of the incident and a use of force, which may have been avoided."

Statement In Response To The City Of Cleveland's Filing Of A Probate-court Claim For $500 Against The Estate Of Tamir Rice For EMSServices

The Rice family is disturbed by the city's behavior. The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill-its own police officers having slain 12-year-old Tamir-is breathtaking. This adds insult to homicide. The Rice family considers this a form of harassment. 

Court Of Appeals Affirms Ruling Against Cleveland Police Officers Accused Of Using Excessive Force Against Child With Down Syndrome

Court rejects officers' claim to immunity from suit and orders officers to stand trial for brutalizing 16-year-old Juan Ortiz in 2010, and for their malicious and racist conduct towards the Ortiz family

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