LI: Two Independent Reviews: Shooting of Tamir Rice “Reasonable”

Two independent reviews of the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice have concluded that the officers responsible acted appropriately under the circumstances–a conclusion we shared with Legal Insurrection readers four months ago. The Narrative: Back in November 2014 Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann (who is white) shot and killed Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old, in a city park. Sounds pretty bad, right? The Reality: Loehmann confronted Rice–who stood 5′ 7″ tall and whose 195 pounds is …

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