FILE UNDER: "cleveland tamir rice cop lies"November 26, 2014
Surveillance video don’t lie.. And it shows a Cleveland cop shooting Tamir Rice no more than two seconds after he arrived on-scene.
The video depicts the officer and his partner pulling up in a cruiser to investigate reports that the boy, 12, was brandishing a gun at a park, and immediately shooting him.
Rice, who police said actually had what turned out to be an air gun that looked like a real firearm, died Sunday, a day after he was shot at the Cleveland park. Police on Wednesday released the video and two audio recordings — a 911 call preceding the shooting and a tape of a dispatcher asking officers to go to the park. One of the officers, yelling out the car window, told Rice three times to “show your hands” before Rice was shot, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba of the Cleveland Division of Police told reporters. The surveillance video contained no audio. h/t fox2now
Police are investigating the shooting, and the two officers are on leave from their jobs.