Death threat for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty posted on flyer

CLEVELAND - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is under the protection of Cleveland Police after a death threat was made against him. The threat, posted on a flyer, called for $500,000 for proof of kill.

The flyer mentioned Tamir Rice. It surfaced less than two weeks after McGinty announced that a grand jury would not charge the officers involved in Rice's death . The flyer also mentioned race and class war and instructions for collecting the money anonymously.

Sources who received the flyer tell NewsChannel 5 that it was circulating around the West Park neighborhood where the prosecutor lives.

A Cleveland Police Department patrol car was parked outside of his house Thursday.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to the prosecutor's office. They did not have an official comment. Cleveland Police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff did not respond to our questions.

NewsChannel 5 also contacted groups who protested the ruling. They have not responded.

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