The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office in Ohio has handed over to prosecutors the results of its investigation into the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
"We have concluded our work and I have turned it over to the prosecutor, who will take it through the next steps," Sheriff Clifford Pinkney said in a statement.
In November, Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann fired the fatal shots at Tamir within two seconds of arriving outside a recreation center where the sixth-grader was playing with a pellet gun. The boy died the next day. Ref. CNN
Judge finds probable cause to charge officers in the death of Tamir Rice
A Cleveland Municipal Court judge released his findings Thursday in the review of the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland Police Officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann. The judge found probable cause in the accusations of murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, negligent homicide and dereliction of duty for Loehmann. He found probable cause for negligent homicide and dereliction of duty for Garmback. Ref. USAToday
A Cuyahoga County, Ohio, grand jury has declined to indict police officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014, according to prosecutor Tim McGinty.
Loehmann shot the boy after being called to a Cleveland park where the boy was playing with a toy gun. Ref. CNN
The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy police killed in November 2014 while he held a pellet gun, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court. Ref. CNN.
On Nov. 22, 2014, a 12-year-old Black boy, Tamir Rice, was shot to death by a police officer while playing with a toy gun at a park in Cleveland. The incident, which received nationwide news coverage, was one of several that prompted protesters Ref. USAToday.
Are the police officers in America (USA) so scared of black people that they shoot them anytime they see them? Is there a statistic about the number of times a black person has shot at a police officer?
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