CLEVELAND (AP) — An analysis has found black voters played a large role in defeating an Ohio prosecutor criticized by members of the black community for his handling of an investigation into the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white officer.
Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/1R8HE7Y) reports its analysis examined voting trends and found Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s opponent, Michael O’Malley, received about 70 percent of the votes in precincts identified as having a majority black voting population.
O’Malley will take office in January.
McGinty has been criticized for his handling of the investigation into Tamir’s death. The boy was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with pellet gun outside a recreation center in November 2014. A grand jury declined to indict police in the shooting.
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