Judge finds probable cause to charge officer in Tamir Rice death

Jun 9, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Tadar Muhammad (right) and Jeremy Brustein (left) demonstrate in support of Tamir Rice outside of Quicken Loans Arena prior to game three of the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports - RTX1FV2B

Tadar Muhammad, right, and Jeremy Brustein, left, demonstrate in support of Tamir Rice outside of Quicken Loans Arena prior to game three of the NBA Finals. Photo by Ken Blaze/USA Today Sport.

A judge has found probable cause to charge a police officer in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Guardian reports.

According to the Guardian, Cleveland municipal court’s Judge Ron Adriane says there are grounds to prosecute officer Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot Rice last November, “with murder, manslaughter and reckless homicide.” Loehmann’s partner Frank Garmback could be charged with reckless homicide and dereliction of duty. This does not mean charges have yet been made. The case will now go to the prosecutor’s office for further investigation before delivering evidence to a grand jury.

That process could take weeks or months, Cleveland.com reports. We will continue to update this story.

The post Judge finds probable cause to charge officer in Tamir Rice death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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