Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness On Tamir Rice Shooting

Biomedical engineering expert witness Dr. Jesse L. Wobrock has released his preliminary report regarding the shooting death of 12 year old Tamir Rice. Rice was killed in 2014 by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.

The expert performed a forensic biomechanical engineering and kinematic analysis on the shooting which included body positions of the decedent and injuries sustained. Dr. Wobrock describes Rice as raising his right arm in a defensive position when police officer Timothy Loehmann shot him. He also found that officer Loehmann “shot Tamir Rice within 1 second of opening the vehicle door.” This analysis conflicts with statements of both officers and supports the Rice family’s opinion that the shooting was not justified.

Biomedical engineering integrates engineering sciences with biology and medicine. Expert witnesses with this training may testify on injury mechanics, biomechanics, shooting reconstruction, and accident reconstruction.


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