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Black Cuyahoga County Voters Helped Defeat Prosecutor

An analysis has found black voters played a large role in defeating an Ohio prosecutor criticized by members of the black community for his handling of an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer.

Cleveland.com reports its analysis examined voting trends and found incumbent Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Tim McGinty's opponent, Michael O'Malley, received about 70 percent of the votes in precincts identified as having a majority black voting population. O'Malley will take office in January because there were no Republicans running in the primary.

McGinty has been criticized for his handling of the investigation into Tamir Rice's death. The boy was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with pellet gun outside a recreation center in November 2014.