We first heard about this last week amid chatter in social media, and thanks to a link from Nivico it is now apparently confirmed – Tamir Rice’s mom, Samaria Rice, has fired Benjamin Crump as the family attorney in Cleveland.
From a local CLEVELAND article:
[…] Before the rally, Samaria Rice told Northeast Ohio Media Group that she is no longer being represented by attorneys Benjamin Crump and Walter Madison. She dropped Crump and Madison last week and retained New York lawyers Jonathan Abady and Earl Ward, her third pair of lawyers since Tamir was killed.
“I wanted to make sure Tamir’s interests were put first,” she said. “I want the best representation for Tamir and myself. I needed to be able to sleep comfortably at night without wondering if someone was making decisions without my knowledge.”
Madison is the lawyer behind a group of clergy and activists who last week filed affidavits in Cleveland Municipal Court asking a judge to find probable cause to arrest Loehmann and Garmback.
Samaria Rice said that decision was made without her. (link)
Samaria Rice is referencing a strategy that Benjamin Crump formulated to circumvent the legal process and FORCE the local prosecutor to file charges against the police.
The strategy is explained HERE.