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Judge who oversaw Tamir Rice grand jury named

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 21:58:47-05

Due to the requests from the media asking for access to the grand jury transcripts from the Tamir Rice fatal shooting case, the name of the judge who oversaw that group of jurors has been released.

Judge Nancy R. McDonnell was identified as the judge who can receive the motions being made requesting the transcript release. The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas said grand jury transcript are not public record and can only be released by a judge's order. 

The judge was identified shortly after the Cleveland branch of the NAACP requested transcripts from the Tamir Rice grand jury