Tamir Rice dominated Ohio Governor John Kasich’s post-town hall press Q&A this afternoon in Nashua, New Hampshire. The 12 year old boy was killed last year by a Cleveland police officer and the announcement that the officer will not be criminally charged has sparked protests and outrage from many people. As Ohio governor Kasich is not directly involved in the case, but it’s a major issue in his state.
Kasich urged calm, voiced respect for the right to protest and described steps he’s taken in the aftermath of the November 2014 shooting. Kasich said that he intends to review standards and training for police dispatchers. When asked, Kasich stated that he has no immediate plans to return to Ohio. He’s been campaigning in New Hampshire for the past couple of days and heads to Florida this evening for a family vacation.