Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
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April 13, 2017
Counsel for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014, have requested that the prosecutor seek a charge of aggravated murder. As explained in the linked letter to the prosecutor JSA-Letter-to-McGinty-Re-Aggravated-Murder-9-10-15, Ohio's aggravated-murder statute removes the element of "prior calculation and design" where the victim is under 13 years of age. All that is required is a purpose to kill.