Governor Kasich issues statement on grand jury declining to indict

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor John Kasich issued a statement in regards to the grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

The Republican presidential candidate, tweeted out his statement that read:

“Tamir Rice’s death was a heartbreaking tragedy and I understand how this decision will leave many people asking themselves if justice was served. We all lose, however, if we give in to anger and frustration and let it divide us. We have made progress to improve the way communities and police work together in our state, and we’re beginning to see a path to positive change tso everyone shares in the safety and success they deserve. When we are strong enough together to turn frustration into progress we take another step up the higher path”

 

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