NAACP in Ohio seeks grand jury documents in Tamir Rice case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 6:50 a.m.



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CLEVELAND (AP) — The local NAACP wants to see documents from the grand jury that decided not to indict two Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun.

Members of the Cleveland NAACP are seeking transcripts of witness testimony before the grand jury that heard evidence in the 2014 shooting. WJW-TV (http://bit.ly/1VI1mef ) reports the group voted Tuesday night to push for the documents' release.

Members say they want to see and analyze everything that grand jurors heard in the case.

Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson says members also want to know how much money was spent on expert witnesses who testified.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Tim McGinty has said he doesn't have the authority to release the transcripts.

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Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com

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