The clergy members include:
Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland
Rev. Dr. William Myers, New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Cleveland
Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood
Rev. Dr. Ken Chalker, University Circle United Methodist Church, Cleveland
Rev. Joseph Cherry, Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland
The press release summaries their feelings thusly:
With the recent comments by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty claiming the family of Tamir Rice is driven by “economic” motives, a multi-racial, interfaith group of clergy will call on the county prosecutor to step aside and allow for an independent prosecutor to take the lead in the case.
The actions and statements of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty throughout the Rice investigation, raise doubts about his willingness and intent to pursue justice without prejudice. A loss on confidence in the integrity of how the case is being handled further erodes the fabric of trust in the criminal justice system and those sworn to work on behalf of the public.