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Tamir Rice family experts say fatal Cleveland police shooting of the Black child was excessive force, and is unjustifiable, and they want to testify before the Cuyahoga County grand jury hearing the matter for potential criminal charges against police....Corruption is rampant in the Cleveland Police Department, Rice family experts say....White Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, a former common pleas judge whom greater Cleveland community activists, clergy, and some Black leaders demand resign, will not say if he will present the Rice family attorneys' expert reports to the grand jury....McGinty, however, presented prejudicial reports from his handpicked experts in support of police to the grand jury without question....The controversy and McGinty's prejudicial selection of what data goes before a grand jury raises questions as to the constitutionality of the county grand jury process in Ohio, particularly as it relates to Black people, Rice family attorneys and their experts allege.... The neglectful anxiousness by which police approached and pursued Tamir put their own lives at risk and was arbitrary and capricious, the experts say, and was motivated also by a gross lack of training, and alleged police incompetence that allegedly contributed to Tamir's untimely death....By Editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.    ( ) /   ( ).  Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Experts commissioned by the attorneys for the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice relative to proceedings before a Cuyahoga County grand jury that will decide if two White overzealous Cleveland cops involved in the Black child's shooting death last November will be indicted on criminal charges say the controversial shooting was excessive force, and is unjustifiable. And they want to testify before the grand jury