Community Leaders to Ask Judge for Arrests in Cleveland Boy's Death

Community leaders said they planned to ask a judge on Tuesday to issue arrest warrants for two Cleveland policemen in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a replica handgun even as prosecutors mull charges against the officers. The move, a signal of distrust in the community toward the authorities handling the case, represents an attempt to bypass the local prosecutor's office by using an obscure Ohio state law that allows citizens to request an arrest. The two officers involved in the shooting are white and the boy, Tamir Rice, was black.



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