CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is under the protection of Cleveland Police after a death threat was made against him. The threat, posted on a flyer, called for $500,000 for proof of kill. The flyer mentioned Tamir Rice. It surfaced less than two weeks after McGinty announced that a grand jury would not […]

  CLEVELAND– Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said an administrative review is next in the Tamir Rice case.  The mayor and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams spoke out following the grand jury’s decision not to charge the officers in the Tamir Rice case. Chief Williams said both Officer Timothy Loehmann and Officer Frank Garmback will remain on […]

CLEVELAND – The family of Tamir Rice released the following statement about today’s announcement that a grand jury has declined to press charges against the officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by police. Today, more than a year after Cleveland police shot and killed 12-­year-­old Tamir Rice, a grand jury voted […]

CLEVELAND — The family of Tamir Rice is asking the Department of Justice to intervene in the investigation into the police-involved shooting death of the 12-year-old boy. According to attorneys for the Rice, they formally requested Tuesday that the federal government intervene to investigate both the boy’s death and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty’s handling of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – On the one year anniversary of Tamir Rice‘s death, family members, friends and supporters of Tamir went to the Justice Center Monday to deliver a petition to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty. They are upset about how the case is being handled and presented his office with 200,000 signatures, asking that he remove himself from the case. […]

CLEVELAND — The mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, responded to comments made by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in an exclusive interview with WKYC Channel 3’s Hilary Golston. Prosecutor Tim McGinty called Samaria Rice’s motives “economic” in nature, while responding to a question Golston asked […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Nearly one year after the death of Tamir Rice, his mother Samaria and her lawyers are calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to the case. Tamir was holding an airsoft pellet gun when he was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer on November 22, 2014 outside Cudell Rec Center. “It’s been almost a year now of […]

In the aftermath of several high-profile police-involved shootings, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Tuesday that he was preparing to issue an executive order naming the state attorney general as a special prosecutor for police-related civilian deaths, according to The New York Times. The governor said his hope is that independent investigations will help […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – To assist the task force investigating the “Early Morning Rapist” believed responsible for at least two sexual assaults in Cleveland and Lakewood, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is adding money to the Crime Stoppers reward fund for these cases. The contribution from the Prosecutor’s Office means that up to $10,000 […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – New details regarding the case of a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge facing felonious assault charges. On Tuesday, a visiting judge denied a motion for a special prosecutor to hear Judge Lance Mason’s case. Mason’s lawyers wanted the special prosecutor, to avoid having one from Cuyahoga County. Mason is […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is launching an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County. County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that television spots with the tagline “Let’s Face It” will begin airing next week on Cleveland stations and will continue into early April. In […]

  CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor said Friday he will pursue abandonment charges in cases similar to his latest in which authorities say a couple gave their 9-year-old adopted son to child welfare officials after raising him from infancy. Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said similar cases have been handled in the past within […]