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County Executive Armond Budish Issues Statement on Grand Jury’s Decision in Tamir Rice Case

12/28/2015  


Media Contact:
Jeane’ Holley, (216) 698 -2544/(216) 640-0821, or jholley@cuyahogacounty.us


CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, issued the following statement:

The Grand Jury has decided not to indict. We understand that many in our community did not expect this result.

I have instructed the Cuyahoga County Sheriff to work with other local law enforcement officers to protect the rights of our citizens to peaceful protest.

I pray that our citizens will follow the words and non-violent actions of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”