Cleveland Activists Aim To Force Tamir Rice Murder Trial

The New York Times reports that as the investigation into the Cleveland police’s shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice continues, community leaders on Tuesday are planning to employ a scarcely used Ohio law to bring murder charges against the officer who killed the child.
Ohio is one of a few states where such a law exists. The law allows anyone with “knowledge of the facts” of an incident to request a judge file an arrest warrant – without approval from the police or prosecutors.