Reconsidering Pretrial Media Publicity: Racialized Crime News, Grand Juries and Tamir Rice

Bryan Adamson


Professor Adamson analyses the media coverage surrounding Tamir Rice’s shooting death, the ensuing protests, and the grand jury’s decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers for his death. He determines, from a legal and policy perspective, what should be done to safeguard the integrity of the grand jury process in racially-charged cases where jurors have unfettered access to media stories.