The Tamir Rice Case and Police Use of Force

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Faculty View From CWRU, Episode 4

Professor Michael Benza, Senior Instructor of Law

Interview by Alpha Sahr Taylor, 3L student, member of the Black Law Student Association and Jessup International Moot Court Team In this video podcast, Professor Michael Benza, a noted criminal law expert, discusses the implications of the case of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was shot by Cleveland police in 2014. In December 2015, an Ohio grand jury did not issue an indictment against police. Benza explains how police use of force has always been a complicated national issue, yet faces new challenges in the modern age.

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Tamir Rice; use of force; police and use of force

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