Civil rights attorney David Malik was arrested this weekend at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag.

Malik released the following statement Sunday afternoon through his own attorney:

“I participated in a target shooting class recently with a certified CCW instructor and I simply forgot to remove it from my bag. I used the bag to pack for my trip. It was a stupid mistake.”

Malik is best known as the original attorney for the family of Tamir Rice.


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